Justin Morneau safe at home on epic slide around Tyler Flowers [Video, GIF]

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (33) slides safely into home plate before Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) can make a tag in the fifth inning at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (33) slides safely into home plate before Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) can make a tag in the fifth inning at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers thought he had Justin Morneau dead to rights, but the Twins first baseman was feeling far too ninja-like just to be tagged out like some kind of scrub.

After making some nifty moves, Morneau managed to slip in under Flowers’ tag in a pretty epic play at the plate — well, epic, unless you’re a White Sox fan, that is.

[Related: At least Flowers isn’t feeling as bad as Bryce Harper is right about now]

Video courtesy MLB.com

Watch the play over and over again here in GIF form; do you think Flowers managed to put the tag on or did Morneau slip it altogether?

GIF courtesy @GoldAndOrSmith

  • wd

    He clearly tags him TWICE before his hand slaps the plate.