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Randy Johnson hits bird with pitch (VIDEO)


A dove flying through the ballpark fell victim to a Randy Johnson fastball in one of MLB’s most bizarre moments. The incident happened when a Big Unit fastball suddenly turned into a wind full of feathers, shocking the crowd and catcher Rod Barajas. Here’s the video:

The lethal fastball came when Johnson was pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.

“I’m sitting there waiting for [the pitch] and I’m expecting to catch the thing, and all you see is an explosion,” Barajas said. “It’s crazy.”

Johnson, the NL Cy Young winner and one of the hardest throwers to ever take the mound, was distressed after the incident. “I didn’t think it was all that funny,” he said.

We agree; not funny but it sure makes a great blooper video.

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