Too bad it was only the second out and there was an Indians runner on base.
The brain-freeze occured in the seventh inning of Boston's 6-4 win over Cleveland when Jose Ramirez popped up a fly ball to Castillo. The Red Sox fielder reeled in the ball and then flicked it into the Fenway stands to some fans waiting with their gloves outstretched — which would've been a cool gesture if the inning had been over.
Abraham Almonte tagged up at first and casually strolled over to third on what was officially ruled as a throwing error on Castillo.
But since Castillo willingly threw the ball away, was it really an error?
Jason Kipnis struck out in the next at-bat — so no damage was done.
But at least the ball has a nice little story behind it now.