We’ve seen plenty of players have nasty encounters with outfield walls over the years. Add Minnesota Twins outfielder Rob Refsnyder to the list.
While tracking a flyball in bottom of the fifth against the Baltimore Orioles, Refsnyder got closer and closer to the warning track.
It was clear the ball was headed over the wall for a homer, but Refsnyder didn’t realize it. He just kept running back while keeping his eyes on the ball. The result? A big-time collision with the slightly-padded wall.
This looks like it hurt. Take a look.
And here’s another angle of the nasty collision.
We have a feeling ESPN has founds its new No. 1 SportsCenter “Not Top 10 Plays.” Sorry, Rob Refsnyder.
Refsnyder’s embarrassing collision is a perfect example of how the season’s gone for the Minnesota Twins this season. They’re 21-31, good for last in the AL Central and a full 11 games back of the first-place Chicago White Sox.
Despite his embarrasing play on Monday, Refsnyder is off to an outstanding start this season. The 30-year-old is batting .348 with 16 hits, nine RBI and two homers in 15 games. Despite the small sample size, there’s plenty of reason to believe Refsnyder has turned a corner after an up-and-down start to his career.
Hopefully, the Twins outfielder learned a lesson on Monday, though. Once you start nearing the warning track, slow down, unless you want a date with the outfield wall.
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