Everyone has those moments -- those oh-so-brief lapses in judgment triggered by strong emotions -- that they wish they could have back.
One of those moments came Monday night for Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins.
Collins lost a fly ball in the lights of Detroit's Comerica Park during the sixth inning of the Tigers' 7-3 win over the Oakland A's on Monday. The result of the play was a three-base error in Oakland's favor.
When some of the 21,671 fans in attendance jeered Collins' gaffe, the 25-year-old Texan made an even bigger faux pas by talking some trash to the home crowd while extending his middle finger in the air for all to see.
Warning: There is, as you may have guessed, an obscene gesture in this video.
Tigers fans booed Tyler Collins for losing the ball in the lights. Seems like he didn't like that. https://t.co/9Kgmvcx5jd
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) April 26, 2016
Collins, who could be facing a suspension for his gesture, took ownership of his actions after the game.
"To be at home and to hear boos after that play hit a trigger inside of me and I lashed out completely inappropriately," he said. "I'm absolutely embarrassed it happened and I'm very sorry to everybody in Detroit."