A seagull was hit by a pitch in a AAA game over the weekend but was only stunned, flying away a bit later.
Seagulls shouldn’t fly between Bisons and Bulls.
One of the birds had the misfortune to learn that during Sunday’s Triple-A game between the Buffalo Bisons and the Durham Bulls. The seagull was struck by a pitch, carried off the field by a player and later flew away.
The Bisons were batting in the bottom of the 11th inning when the seagull flew between the mound and home plate just as Durham’s pitcher released the ball.
The ball knocked the seagull to the ground. The batter swung and missed, with the ball getting away from the catcher. Since it was a third strike, the batter ran to first and was thrown out.
Umpires conferred on the bizarre happenings and ruled play should have stopped as soon as the bird was hit. The bird beaning was captured on videotape by the stadium’s camera crew during the Bisons’ 3-2 loss in 16 innings.
In 1983, Dave Winfield, then with the New York Yankees, threw a ball that hit a seagull at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Winfield was charged with cruelty to animals, a charge that was dropped the next day.
I’m sorry, but a AAA pitcher who can’t kill a seagull with his fastball is probably not Major League material.
- Give that fan a contract
- Busy Yankee game: Rocket dominates, benches clear and Joba debuts
- Venditte, vidi, vici
- Return of Old Time Base Ball
- Armando Galarraga’s Feat Even Rarer Than A Perfect Game
- Battered- Chris Carpenter hits grand slam, gets 17th win, St. Louis beats Cincinnati 13-0
- Fowl ball- Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 4-3 in 10 innings
- SEC suspends entire football officiating crew
- Dodgers tie consecutive homerun record
- Battle of the worst- Minnesota beats New Jersey 103-99
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
Comments are Closed