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Troy Tulowitzki poses as a pitcher on photo day

Cincinnati Reds v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON - MAY 29: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates as he circles the bases on his grand slam home run in the third inning during MLB game action against the Cincinnati Reds at Rogers Centre on May 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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Update: The photographer was apparently in on the action, according to Topps. Still pretty funny. (Hat tip: Mike Ashmore)

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.

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