Sunday, June 30, 2013

Video: Pirates mascot face plants after falling over rail

The Pittsburgh Pirates are absolutely rolling right now.

The Buccos have won nine straight and currently own the best record in baseball. That's not too bad for a franchise that hasn't had a winning season in over 20 years.

This obviously makes their beloved mascot, Pirate Parrot, very happy. So happy, in fact, that the furry creature is sacrificing its body nowadays to snag foul balls.

Take a look as the mascot falls over the railing trying to snag a foul ball during Sunday's game against the Brewers. Pirate Parrot's momentum carries it over onto the field and subsequently results in a brutal face plant, much to the horror of the fans sitting nearby. The slow motion replay of it all is fantastic.

The mascot was able to bounce back up and play it off as if nothing major really happened. But the epic nosedive lives in on for eternity thanks to the internet.