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The San Francisco giants took an unusual approach to the retirement of Michael Bourn during their MLB clash with the Atlanta Braves last night.

WHEN THE ATLANTA Braves’ Michael Bourn took to the plate during the third inning of his team’s clash with the San Francisco Giants last night, nothing out of the ordinary appeared to be in the offing.

Then, he made convincing contact with a pitch and drove an RBI single to centre-field.

So far, so normal.

But sprinting to first, he hesitated a moment before making the break for second.

Whether it was a failure of nerve or logic is anyone’s guess, but Bourn soon found himself marooned between bases. Driven to act, but given no clear avenue of escape, the Brave was reduced to sprinting back and forth in the no-man’s-land between first and second, dragging a succession of the San Franciscans in his wake.

How Sportsgrid resisted the urge to set this to the Benny Hill theme, I don’t know.

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