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Video: Athletics’ Ramon Laureano hilariously drops F-bomb during in-game interview vs. White Sox

Ramon Laureano, Athletics, White Sox

The Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox are battling in a do-or-die Game 3 in the Wild Card Series on Thursday, and A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano provided unique humor value in the third inning.

The ESPN telecast had Laureano, Oakland’s center fielder, mic’d up for the start of the third. Before the commentators had a chance to really engage in conversation, White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez ripped one into the outfield gap.

Laureano chased the ball to the wall, hoping to have a play on Jimenez at second. But Jimenez cruised into second base with a stand-up double, prompting this NSFW reaction from the Athletics outfielder:

As it turned out, Laureano was quite active during in inning in which the White Sox scratched across a couple runs to take a 3-0 lead over the Athletics.

The moment also prompted some backlash on Twitter, with beat writers wondering whether ESPN’s decision to have players mic’d up in a winner-take-all game was prudent:

Indeed, it seems questionable to ask players to speak with commentators during the playoffs, when every pitch has significance.

It is possible Laureano’s mic’d-up moment could lead to a larger call for telecasts to drop the idea later in October. The Athletics are hoping they’ll still be alive then, but they have some work to do.

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