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Anaheim Pitcher Dane De La Rosa Played ‘Angel in the Outfield’ to Injured Pigeon in Oakland Last Night (Video)

by: Esteban On  Friday, July 26, 2013

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Ever since Randy Johnson vaporized a bird with one of his fastballs at a spring training game in 2001, birds and pitchers have had strained relationships. However, last night in Oakland, L.A. Angels relief pitcher Dane De La Rose decided to take a very important step in healing this long-standing rift.

In the bottom of the third inning, Dane noticed a little injured pigeon cowering near the wall out in left field. And being the animal lover that he is (note: I have no idea if he’s really an animal lover), he decided something had to be done. Which you’d think means he’d call stadium security, or animal control or something. ┬áBut nope, he scooped the thing up in his hands and carried him from the bullpen all the way into the Angels clubhouse.

Take a look:

Of course, we don’t know what ended up happening to the bird. For all we know he took it to the Athletics clubhouse and Bartolo Colon ate it for a mid-inning snack. But it sure looked like De La Rosa had the best of intentions.