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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Rodolfo Castro loses phone while diving into third in Pirates’ loss

Rodolfo Castro got the call-up and dropped a call in his return to the big leagues.

The Pittsburgh infielder lost his phone during a slide into third base and the Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night.

“I don’t think there’s any professional ballplayer that would ever go out there with any intentions of taking a cellphone,” Castro told Pittsburgh media members through an interpreter. “It’s horrible it happened to me. Obviously, it was very unintentional.”...

Castro might want to keep his phone close by on Wednesday in case MLB decides it wants to impose some penalty.

“My first day back, if I was to be the center of attention, I would want it to be helping the team win, but never in this form,” Castro said. “This is definitely something that was an accident, a mistake, something I’m going to learn from. But definitely something I didn’t mean to happen.”

 

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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:00 PM (#6091051)
“I don’t think there’s any professional ballplayer that would ever go out there with any intentions of taking a cellphone,”

Well, that description probably won't apply to him very much longer.
   2. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:25 PM (#6091053)
Castro would have used the bullpen phone but the cord didn't reach the infield dirt.
   3. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:50 PM (#6091091)
Sort of strange you’d even have your phone on the bench, no? (They have tablets for any sort of prep you’d want to do). Or not feel it in your back packet as tight as the uniforms are?
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 10, 2022 at 04:17 PM (#6091101)
Sort of strange you’d even have your phone on the bench, no? (They have tablets for any sort of prep you’d want to do). Or not feel it in your back packet as tight as the uniforms are?

I'm sure the rule is leave it in your locker. It's not like your immediate family won't have a team number where they can reach you in a real emergency.
   5. geonose Posted: August 10, 2022 at 04:18 PM (#6091102)
I thought it was strange too, but that's easy for an old fart like me to say. I am not married to my phone like so many of these young whippersnappers are.
   6. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 04:38 PM (#6091105)
Even more curious is that the mobile phone was in his back pocket during the *fourth* inning. He had already been up at bat and played three innings at second base.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: August 10, 2022 at 04:45 PM (#6091107)
He definitely had to go to the bathroom, got his phone to read and then forgot to leave it in the locker room when he came back out.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: August 10, 2022 at 05:43 PM (#6091123)
Or not feel it in your back packet as tight as the uniforms are?

I'm surprised how many people carry their phone in their back pocket. I understand it's a convenient spot for it but I'd quickly get used to it, forget it was there, then snap it in two sitting down. Anyway, if you carry it there all the time then the sensation of it being back there won't feel odd when it shouldn't be back there. Also the amount of stuff players cram into that back pocket nowadays -- batting gloves, sliding gloves, where am I supposed to stand for this batter cards -- they probably wouldn't notice it at all.

But wasn't there a rule passed a year or two ago limiting the amount of and what kind of tech was allowed in the dugout. This is probably what he's in violation of. But if the Pirates are cheating, they're doing a really bad job of it.
   9. Greg Pope Posted: August 10, 2022 at 05:49 PM (#6091124)
I'm betting JJ is right in #7.
   10. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 06:43 PM (#6091139)
I'm surprised how many people carry their phone in their back pocket.
I haven't carried anything of value in a back pocket since freshman year of high school.
   11. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 10, 2022 at 06:43 PM (#6091140)
Pablo Sandoval got fined for liking a picture on Instagram (I think) while a game was in progress.
   12. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 10, 2022 at 06:52 PM (#6091144)
I'm surprised how many people carry their phone in their back pocket. I understand it's a convenient spot for it but I'd quickly get used to it, forget it was there, then snap it in two sitting down.

I carry my phone in my back pocket. Sitting with it back there doesn't damage the phone, although it's not particularly comfortable and I usually take it out before sitting down.
   13. sanny manguillen Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:52 PM (#6091181)
How do they secure locker rooms now? There's been enough stories of pilferings from clubhouses through the years. He may not have wanted to leave the phone there.
   14. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:28 PM (#6091190)
How do they secure locker rooms now? There's been enough stories of pilferings from clubhouses through the years. He may not have wanted to leave the phone there.

he has no choice according to MLB rules. I think he can afford the $400 to replace it.
   15. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:28 PM (#6091191)
I haven't carried anything of value in a back pocket since freshman year of high school.

Where do you carry your wallet?
   16. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:57 PM (#6091196)
Where do you carry your wallet?


You carry a wallet?

I carry a phone.

It has multiple ways to pay via credit, my drivers license, my medicare card and my private health insurance on it. Surely that's not just an Aussie thing?
   17. baxter Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:36 AM (#6091217)
Rico Carty used to keep his wallet in his back pocket during games.
15. keyster it, of course. Also a disincentive for people to steal it once I take it out.
   18. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 11, 2022 at 10:14 AM (#6091246)
Where do you carry your wallet?
Front pocket. Thankfully, it's not as voluminous as George Costanza's. Or at least not yet.
   19. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2022 at 11:50 AM (#6091265)
Wallet and phone front pocket, but if I'm walking the dog or something or any other random task where I won't be sitting down I will put my phone in my back pocket.

Jesus, I grew in a place with no sidewalks and even I learned you should never carry a wallet in your back pocket.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 11, 2022 at 12:10 PM (#6091271)
A comb and a flimsy wallet with one credit card in my back pockets. A phone, keys, and plenty of folding cash in the front pockets. Change in a watch pocket.

What I've never understood is why so many people take their phone out of their pocket when they're out in public and just leave it sitting somewhere unattended. My wife does that, and one time she left it all the way up in Baltimore, and since she couldn't get up there the next day I had to make the 80 mile round trip to retrieve it for her.

Some people also leave their keys sitting around, which is even worse if they didn't bring their car with them to remind them of their memory lapse, and arrive home only to find themselves locked out.
   21. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:18 PM (#6091281)
What I've never understood is why so many people take their phone out of their pocket when they're out in public and just leave it sitting somewhere unattended. My wife does that, and one time she left it all the way up in Baltimore, and since she couldn't get up there the next day I had to make the 80 mile round trip to retrieve it for her.
Wait, what?

How did she not know that the phone was missing until she got back to the DC suburbs? She left the phone in a public place but it hadn't been moved by the next day?
   22. SoSH U at work Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:21 PM (#6091284)
Jesus, I grew in a place with no sidewalks and even I learned you should never carry a wallet in your back pocket.


I'm 55 and I've never carried my wallet anywhere but by back pocket, and I've never had a reason to change. (I also grew up in an area without sidewalks, but with plenty of people).

   23. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:30 PM (#6091285)
A comb and a flimsy wallet with one credit card in my back pockets. A phone, keys, and plenty of folding cash in the front pockets. Change in a watch pocket.

What I've never understood is why so many people take their phone out of their pocket when they're out in public and just leave it sitting somewhere unattended. My wife does that, and one time she left it all the way up in Baltimore, and since she couldn't get up there the next day I had to make the 80 mile round trip to retrieve it for her.

Some people also leave their keys sitting around, which is even worse if they didn't bring their car with them to remind them of their memory lapse, and arrive home only to find themselves locked out.


I do not like items in my pocket when I'm sitting down. It's a risk, sure, but I have done it so often that I now instinctively check my pockets when I get up to leave to make sure I have everything I came in with.
   24. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 11, 2022 at 02:00 PM (#6091293)
I very rarely carry my wallet in my trousers pocket. and if I do, it's always in a front pocket. Most of the time I carry my wallet in the inside pocket of my jacket, by my heart, where I can keep the pocket zipped up and the wallet safe.
   25. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: August 11, 2022 at 02:43 PM (#6091301)
My wallet and phone go in the front right pocket and my keys go in the front left. I do generally take my phone out of my pocket whenever sitting down someplace where there's a flat surface next to me (at a table, next to a bookshelf, etc.) just because if I have to access it, I don't want to have to fish around in my pocket for it before answering a call or something like that. Luckily, the rare times I've forgotten to put it back in my pocket, my wife has noticed.

I don't like putting anything in my back pocket. I'd be too worried it would fall out and I don't want to be forced to move anything before I sit down. I'm not going to sit with anything back there. I'm a big dude with a large rear end; I can't imagine it would be comfortable (for me or the object).
   26. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:16 PM (#6091333)
A chiropractor told me not to keep my wallet in a back pocket, because it's bad for you. It throws your hips out of alignment. So I balance it off with my phone in the other pocket. No sciatic issues.
   27. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 12, 2022 at 11:39 AM (#6091394)
I'm 55 and I've never carried my wallet anywhere but by back pocket, and I've never had a reason to change. (I also grew up in an area without sidewalks, but with plenty of people).
You didn't grow up in the hellhole of Utica.

If I'm wearing a jacket, the wallet is in the jacket. Otherwise, it's always in my back pocket. Not sure why Lassus learned otherwise.
   28. Srul Itza Posted: August 12, 2022 at 02:58 PM (#6091399)
My money is in a money clip in front pocket. My phone is in my other front pocket.

Wallet is in my back pocket, and that is where I have carried it for 50+ years. Never had a problem.

Even when I wore a suit jacket (1980 to 1989, working at or for NYC law firms), I kept it in my back pocket.

   29. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 13, 2022 at 07:30 AM (#6091442)
I do not like items in my pocket when I'm sitting down. It's a risk, sure, but I have done it so often that I now instinctively check my pockets when I get up to leave to make sure I have everything I came in with.

I need you to teach my wife some of your memory tricks. But why would you notice keys in your front pocket unless you're lying face down?
   30. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 13, 2022 at 07:34 AM (#6091443)
What I've never understood is why so many people take their phone out of their pocket when they're out in public and just leave it sitting somewhere unattended. My wife does that, and one time she left it all the way up in Baltimore, and since she couldn't get up there the next day I had to make the 80 mile round trip to retrieve it for her.

Wait, what?

How did she not know that the phone was missing until she got back to the DC suburbs? She left the phone in a public place but it hadn't been moved by the next day?


She left it on a chair at a cue repair shop in Baltimore, and didn't notice it until we got out of the car in front of our house, since we were just talking to each other the entire way home and she had no reason to use it. It was late at night when we got back, and so I had to wait until the next day to retrieve it. The owner of the cue shop noticed she'd left it and put it behind the desk, but he had no way of contacting her.
   31. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: August 13, 2022 at 11:29 AM (#6091457)
These days, the only time I ever wear anything but shorts without pockets is on the exceedingly rare times I have to go into work (my bad knees -- quarterly steroid shots were yesterday -- prompted HR to ask me to get a doctor's excuse absolving me of even the minimal requirement of 8 hours a week in my cubicle, so pathetic was the sight of me limping in from the parking lot), so my wallet goes in my hand.

When temps get cooler, I wear sweatpants without pockets.

Last year I cleverly left my wallet & phone in the shopping cart at the Walmart I very rarely visit, & while it turned up later minus a few dozen bucks, the phone never did.
   32. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 13, 2022 at 04:13 PM (#6091485)
These days, the only time I ever wear anything but shorts without pockets

Wait, are the lack of front pockets a comfort issue, or is it a fashion statement? (smile)

A late friend of mine once loaned $500 to a road player** who was famous for dodging his creditors. When my friend finally caught up to him late one evening and asked about the money, the dude's response was "How can I be carrying any money? I ain't even got any pockets in my pants!"

** AKA big time pool hustler
   33. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: August 13, 2022 at 04:31 PM (#6091486)
Over the last 23 years or so I have left wallets in a Jackson, Tenn., convenience store restroom; atop the car during a stop at Shoney's outside Birmingham en route to Arkansas; on a gas pump at the Sam's Club outside Jackson, Miss., returning to Montgomery from Arkansas; and apparently on top of the rental car while filling up at a convenience store in Springhill, La., near the start of another drive back to Montgomery.

The last one marked the only total disappearance of the thing; it never did turn up as a slow drive eyeballing the 20 miles or so of roadside between the refueling stop and the point where I realized it was missing proved fruitless. I assume it's still under some brush alongside that rather desolate stretch of backwoods highway more than 6 years later.

Hell, even the wallet I had swiped out of a friend's car while it was parked at our apartment complex in Mesa, Ariz., in probably 1983 eventually was recovered in a dumpster by police about a month later.

(I was traveling alone that last time and had probably 450 miles to go, but luckily I'd placed my debit card and/or a credit card in the car's console.)
   34. Greg Pope Posted: August 14, 2022 at 11:06 AM (#6091560)
About 10 years ago I moved my wallet from my back pocket to my front pocket. Within about 2 weeks my chronic back problems cleared up. So I moved to a money clip in my front pocket. Then I moved to an iPhone wallet case. I can keep my Driver's License, 3 credit cards, and a folded up $20 in the phone case. Never need to worry about a wallet again.
   35. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 14, 2022 at 12:45 PM (#6091562)
I don't think I've ever carried anything around in a back pocket. I sit way too much for that.
   36. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 14, 2022 at 01:24 PM (#6091568)
Over the last 23 years or so I have left wallets in a Jackson, Tenn., convenience store restroom; atop the car during a stop at Shoney's outside Birmingham en route to Arkansas; on a gas pump at the Sam's Club outside Jackson, Miss., returning to Montgomery from Arkansas; and apparently on top of the rental car while filling up at a convenience store in Springhill, La., near the start of another drive back to Montgomery.
Have you considered not being dumb?
   37. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: August 14, 2022 at 01:26 PM (#6091570)
It's a goal.
   38. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 14, 2022 at 02:40 PM (#6091581)
I’ve lived in major cities my entire adult life and always carry my phone and wallet in my back pockets. When sitting for long periods (driving, at my desk at work, on an airplane) I put them somewhere else. If just sitting in public like at a restaurant I will keep them in my back pockets.

If I’m traveling somewhere that’s actually dangerous or has a real risk of pickpockets, I won’t carry a full wallet with me and will just put some cash and a credit card in my front pocket.
   39. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: August 14, 2022 at 03:33 PM (#6091594)
I carry cash solely for restaurant tips. Plastic for everything else.
   40. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 14, 2022 at 05:09 PM (#6091637)
If I’m traveling somewhere that’s actually dangerous or has a real risk of pickpockets, I won’t carry a full wallet with me and will just put some cash and a credit card in my front pocket.

I've always carried hundreds in cash just folded in my front pocket with a tiny flip phone, and as long as your clothes don't make it seem as if you've got much worth stealing, you're mostly going to be okay as long as you stay away from dimly lit side streets in rough neighborhoods. OTOH on the rare occasions I ever wear anything but jeans and a sweatshirt / T-shirt, I'll leave all but about $50 at home. People in fancy clothes are sitting ducks in the wrong parts of town. Shouldn't be that way, but it is.
   41. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 14, 2022 at 05:15 PM (#6091640)

If I’m traveling somewhere that’s actually dangerous or has a real risk of pickpockets, I won’t carry a full wallet with me and will just put some cash and a credit card in my front pocket.


I've heard pickpockets are basically extinct. It takes actual skill, and it's much easier to just grab the iPhone of some idiot who's totally oblivious to the world, and run.
   42. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: August 14, 2022 at 05:24 PM (#6091643)
It has multiple ways to pay via credit, my drivers license, my medicare card and my private health insurance on it. Surely that's not just an Aussie thing?


We’re not quite there yet here in the states. At least not in Massachusetts. I can pay at some places with my phone/watch but not everywhere and I’m pretty sure my license has to be hard copy.
   43. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 14, 2022 at 05:34 PM (#6091646)
I carry a phone.

It has multiple ways to pay via credit, my drivers license, my medicare card and my private health insurance on it. Surely that's not just an Aussie thing?


What do you do if your battery dies? Or if you lose it or it gets stolen? You walk home?

I have my phone, wallet with cards, and money clip. Lots' of redundancy. Also, I still use cash all the time; lot's of discounts to be had that way.
   44. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 16, 2022 at 03:12 PM (#6091901)
Castro suspended 1 game.
   45. Nasty Nate Posted: August 16, 2022 at 03:43 PM (#6091904)
Jesus, I grew in a place with no sidewalks and even I learned you should never carry a wallet in your back pocket.

What are you talking about?

Are you afraid some street urchin is going to pick-pocket you while you're buying the afternoon paper to see if the Browns won that day at Shibe Park?
   46. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: August 16, 2022 at 04:21 PM (#6091907)
Castro suspended 1 game.

That won't do anything. If it's up to me I take away his screen time for 3 days.

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