Most of the time, seeing a video of a shortstop or a second baseman getting “taken out” on a baseball diamond is pretty routine. With every single double play- the tunner is trying to disrupt the play, by sliding into the SS/2B who is turning the play at second.
This video is way, way different. It features a player, during a summer league game for Chicago State, talking with his buddies before the game starts. When all of the sudden a skydiver comes and takes him out. Check out the video below:
P.S.- The song playing in the background is from Pirates of The Caribbean, which is also playing during the single greatest entry/character introduction in the history of movies. Pretty funny that it also plays for the entrance of this out-of-control skydiver.
P.P.S.- The player only received minor injuries.
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