You knew something like this was bound to happen.
Those stunt-people who skydive and hang-glide into baseball fields always seem to do it without a hitch…until they don’t.
The unlucky recipient of one such landing gone wrong was Mattingly Romanin, the starting shortstop for the Hannibal (Mo.) Cavemen.
Players were congregating in groups on the field Saturday when a sky-diver soared down to the field and unceremoniously bashed into Romanin, who obviously wasn’t watching the stuntman, and both took a tumble in the outfield just past second base.
Romanin looked pretty hurt at first, but he turned out to be okay.
Romanin even joked with teammates on Twitter about about the takeout slide he won’t soon forget:
The Cavemen are part of the Prospect League, which is a summer collegiate wood-bat league.
Here’s the painful raw video:
And a closer, alternate angle of the collision from KHQA-TV: