Well that’s something I’d never seen… In last night’s 10th inning victory over the Royals, the Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo came up to the plate with no outs and runners on first and second. And then, that happened:
I’m sure that pretty soon MLB will take the video down so for those of you late-comers, here’s the deal. Choo lines a shot over the mound into centerfield where a flock of gulls (it is a flock, right?) were just hanging out beyond the infield dirt. Before Royals CFer Coco Crisp could get to the ball, it strikes one of these mellow, “you know, just chillin’” gulls and deflects past Crisp to score the winning run.
Apparently, the Indians still have good karma left in them, despite Chief Wahoo’s mug.
I should also note that the bird was fine. It was stunned briefly and then flew away into that Cleveland night…