In the first inning of a May 12 game in Tampa Bay, Indians second baseman David Bell fielded a double play grounder and flipped the ball to shortstop Omar Vizquel, who stepped on second—but neglected to catch the ball. It was Vizquel's first error in 71 games, which ended the longest active errorless streak by a shortstop in the majors. Vizquel later explained that when he had come to bat in the top of the first, he had seen out of the corner of his eye a note about his streak on the scoreboard. "It was something about Omar and 70," Vizquel said. "I figured it must be 70 straight games without an error. The first ball I handled after that was the error. I can't believe I missed it."