All the Royals' reliever wanted to do was congratulate the A's balldude for making a nice play.
Instead, he got nothing but air.
In the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday, A's outfielder Chad Pinder fouled a ball down the right field line. The young man in charge of protecting the opposing bullpen from foul balls made the catch just a few feet in front of the seated Royals relievers.
His first move was to go give the ball to a young fan. But he failed to notice one of the Royals relievers trying to give him some dap.
Here's the awkward sequence: