It’s a REALLY bad time to be a bird at an MLB ballpark these days … because for the second time in less than a week, one was killed in the field of play.
The latest fowl situation happened during the second inning of the Guardians’ game against the White Sox in Cleveland on Monday night … when Will Brennan was up at the plate.
You can see in video of his at-bat … after he cracked a ball to the left side of the infield, the baseball accidentally landed right on top of a bird — before it skidded into the outfield for a base hit.
Guardians Will Brennan appears to have killed a bird sitting on the infield grass on a base hit, tough week for baseball and our winged friends pic.twitter.com/Oj8FA66T9i
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Sadly, the bird died from the impact … and it didn’t take long for players around the diamond to realize what had just happened.
Check out the broadcast footage — all of the guys had stunned looks on their faces … as a member of Cleveland’s grounds crew came out to scoop up the dead bird with a shovel.
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Once the infield was cleared of the carcass, the game resumed … and Cleveland ended up winning, 3-0.
But, Brennan’s victory celebration was muted … ’cause afterward, he took to Twitter to apologize for the play.
“I truly am sorry @peta and bird enthusiasts,” the outfielder wrote. “An unfortunate sacrifice.”
Courtesy of MLB
Unfortunately, this was the second time in five days that a bird lost its life on the field … you’ll recall, Arizona Diamondbacks star Zac Gallen killed one with a warmup pitch in Oakland on May 17.
RIP, winged friends.
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