VIDEO: Bird hit by pitch in minor-league game
In a Class A game this past weekend, a bird was hit by a pitch, eerily reminiscent of Randy Johnson years ago in spring training.
Though the bird didn't quite explode like it did famously on Randy Johnson's spring training pitch years ago, the following video definitely brings back that memory. Look for a good slow-motion shot at the 1:20 mark:
Jon Maciel was the pitcher here, for the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers Single A affiliate) against the bird and Josh Vanmeter of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres Single A affiliate).
The game took place in Fort Wayne, which was also the sight of a sprinkler turning into a geyser earlier this season.