Zac Gallen might not be all that happy with his most recent warmup experience.
The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has been compared to Randy Johnson in the past but went the whole way during practice on Wednesday by pitching an unfortunate bird to death.
It was a case of wrong place, wrong time for the feathered vertebrate as it flew between Gallen and his teammate while he was practicing his pitches in a warmup before their game against the Oakland A’s on Wednesday afternoon.
As you can see in the video below, Gallen throws what appears to be a curveball to his catcher that ends up knocking a bird from the air. According to Bally Sports, the hit was fatal.
Bally Sports also reported that Gallen felt bad after the incident.
As noted above, Gallen is not the first Diamondbacks player to kill a bird with a baseball. The aforementioned Johnson did the same thing 22 years ago when he struck a bird during a spring training game 22 years ago.
Randy is said to have felt bad about it too.
There are other similar incidents not involving Arizona players. Former Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield killed a seagull during warmups back in 1983 and was actually arrested for it as he was deemed to have caused the “unnecessary suffering of an animal.”
The charges were dropped the following day.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.