Pic of the Day: Angels’ Hank Conger Trips, Crashes and Burns


Who said baseball was a boring sport?

The diehard fan? Never. But maybe if the MLB hired special effects teams or had Michael Bay direct baseball broadcasts, the number of viewers would go through the roof. Except Dodger fans, though, because they still can’t watch their boys in blue on the tube.

In a game against the Baltimore Orioles last year, Los Angeles Angels catcher Hank Conger laid down a perfect bunt to beat the defensive shift. With no one covering third base, Hank had all the time in the world to stroll up to first base, but it was anything but easy.

Sometimes, life throws curveballs at you, and in Hank’s case, that meant a defective cleat or, according to the GIF below, an airstrike. Just a few steps out of the batter’s box, he trips and crashes spectacularly, made all the more brilliant with the addition of explosions.

Hank Conger

Don’t worry, folks. Hank made it out alive, scrambling the rest of the way to safety. That’s what gets it done in the major leagues. You can watch the full play below.

Photo by Eric Sueyoshi; Image via Imgur