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Seeing double: Two broadcast booths in separate parks received foul balls on Friday night

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Foul balls don't usually reach the areas where TV and radio booths are located. It's just too precise (and sometimes, too far) a spot for a ball to reach on a normal day. Yet somehow, on Friday, two foul balls went into broadcast booths on the same night.

First, in the top of the fourth inning during the A's eventual 5-2 loss to the Rangers, Yonder Alonso sent a pitch from Andrew Cashner back into his own team's visitor radio booth.

The catch might have eluded broadcaster Vince Cotroneo, but as the crew noted, foul balls basically never head their way on the road at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

It was improbable enough that there was one foul to the booth tonight. Yet down in Miami at Marlins Park during the 8-4 loss to the Braves, the home team's booth got in on the fun, too. In the top of the seventh inning, Atlanta's Tyler Flowers lifted one back, right where 1996 NL Rookie of the Year Todd Hollandsworth was sitting to make the catch.

Still got it.

It's just too bad that they didn't have anyone in the booth as amusing as the late Robin WIlliams to provide commentary for the shenanigans.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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