Marlon Byrd Somehow Managed to Break His Bat on a Swing-and-Miss (Video)

Marlon Byrd break bat swing and miss

Bats break all the time during Major League Baseball games, but not like this.

It happened during yesterday afternoon’s NL East showdown between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, as the Phils’ Marlon Byrd completely whiffed on a 1-0 pitch from Jonathon Niese, but was still somehow able to send three-quarters of his bat flying across the Citizens Bank infield, while the other quarter remained in his hands.

Some would say this rare feat was the result of brute strength on the part of Byrd.  I’d say it’s time for him to pick a new bat manufacturer.

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