Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy TankardBird and Raccoon are playing ball, when Bird gets bonked on the head. Boo hoo hoo! he cries. What will make Bird feel better? A kiss? A cookie? A Band-Aid? Birds friends Raccoon, Rabbit, Beaver, Sheep, and Fox are full of sweet and funny ideas.
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15 years ago today, Randy Johnson ended a bird’s life with a fastball
But there are some baseball players out there who actually are strong enough to kill a bird with a baseball. The first recorded instance of a bird being killed by a baseball was in The second time that this incident was reported occurred in during warm-ups between innings. Zoss and Bowman said that David Winfield of the New York Yankees was warming up for another inning in the field when the incident occured in Toronto, Canada. Winfield threw a ball to one of his pinstripe counterparts when it struck an innocent seagull that was walking across the field. Needless to say, the seagull died that day. Later in the day, Winfield was actually arrested by Toronto Police for cruelty to animals.
James McCann of the Detroit Tigers ruffled a few feathers Friday — literally — when he hit a foul ball that struck a bird perched atop the backstop behind home plate, knocking the animal into the lap of a fan sitting below. Word from the ballpark, reports James Schmehl of MLive , was that the bird survived the trauma. Although, after seeing the video posted by WDIV Local 4 in Detroit , it's hard to imagine that the bird could live for long. Also, note the creepy funeral home music at the video's onset. It wasn't much of a feel-good Disney moment. McCann said he didn't see his first-pitch foul ball strike the bird, and was later informed by umpire Joe West following his at-bat when he reached first base on a single. Yes, not to make light of it, but
You won't believe this golf highlight of a tee shot hitting a bird
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The 6-foot power thrower, one of the best to ever play the game, let loose a fastball that likely reached into the triple digits. Instead, it hit a bird, creating an explosion of feathers. The crowd gasped. What had just happened? Now, 15 years later, the event remains iconic, and the Big Unit says he gets asked about the incident nearly as much as he does about winning the World Series later that year with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not about his five Cy Young awards, his 4, strikeouts, his no-hitter in , his perfect game in , but that dang bird. The bird died, by the way, obviously, and the throw was called a "no pitch.
Screenshot of the Randy Johnson "bird incident". It has to go down as the most freakish event in sports history. The timing was too perfect, and in the end, well… shocking, tragic, crazy… you pick the superlative, history was made. At the plate was Calvin Murray, who played outfield at the time for the Giants. Johnson, the hard-throwing lefty with the nasty slider delivers the pitch at the same time that a dove flies in-between the mound and the plate, and in an explosion of feathers, the ball connected with the bird.
A golfer apparently asked his buddy to film the tee shot, posted below, from an elevated angle. Maybe the intention was to capture the scenic hole layout or to ensure a more accurate trajectory on film. Either way, the result was one of the most unbelievable golf shots of the week, and we haven't even started play at the Players Championship, where the 17th hole is sure to provide thrills -- and usually at least one hole-in-hone -- later in the week. The video comes to us via Todd Shannon on Instagram. Check out as this golfer has his own Randy Johnson moment, hitting a bird with tee shot. Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since