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Kinsler Goes Down in True Kinsler Fashion



    Ian Kinsler got picked off on Saturday. That's far from breaking news, as the former Rangers second baseman got pretty good at the dubious feat in his last couple of years in a Rangers uniform.

    But the way he did it on Saturday with his new team, the Detroit Tigers, might have set a new precedent for embarrassing ways to be picked off at first base.

    As you can see, Kinsler is caught fraternizing with the opponent in the form of Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. He turns his head to talk with Hosmer after he's already taken his lead, and bam, he'd dead in the water.

    If you remember, Kinsler and Elvis Andrus led all of baseball history in 2012 for a duo of teammates with 11 total pickoff outs, the most in the history of the game for a pair of teammates.

    The Rangers might be missing Ian Kinsler's bat right now while Jurickson Profar is on the shelf, but they certainly aren't missing his occasional absent-mindedness.