GIF via Mattzel89

Just because the reworked Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez built part of its circuit through a baseball stadium doesn’t mean you should throw baseballs onto the track. Those things hurt at normal baseball speeds—I don’t even want to think about a baseball nut shot tossed by a Le Mans prototype where no one nearby is wearing a cup.

Today’s World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Mexico was briefly slowed down for a full course yellow so that a marshal could retrieve a baseball.

The baseball was right at Turn 4 on the track, and definitely wouldn’t have been fun if one of the race cars took it through the radiator.

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I’m with intrepid Twitter screencapper Mattzel89—this is definitely the most interesting baseball action I’ve seen in years. I do not have the attention span for baseball, but I definitely do for this.

The No. 2 Porsche 919 currently leads overall with just an hour left in the race, right ahead of the No. 1 Porsche 919, but the final round of prototype pit stops should be on the way.