If you watch sports long enough, sometimes you see things that you will never see again.
That was the case Friday night during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers when catcher Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the ball.
Maldonado “knocked the cover off the ball” in the sixth inning Friday night as he legged out an infield single. Pirates’ third baseman Pedro Alvarez did the best he could to try and throw what was left of the ball.
Take a look at something that you likely won’t ever see again.