Baseball stadiums simply are not safe places for birds to be.
Just about everyone has seen the video of Randy Johnson turning an innocent bird into a messy feathered explosion, and we saw this weekend that Johnson’s impressive yet disturbing feat isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
West Michigan Whitecaps pitcher Jon Maciel may not reach the same levels that the Big Unit did, but they’ll always have one thing in common: They both killed birds with baseball. Maciel’s 1-1 offering — which registered at 83 mph– against the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Sunday afternoon intersected the flight of a helpless bird and made for the bizarre scene.
Maciel was as contrite as could be shortly after the game as the story took off and went viral.
(Hat tip to Deadspin)