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Seattle Mariners outfielder Eric Thames caused sparks to fly, literally, as he collided with a metal garage door in the outfield fence during Wednesday night's game at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.
It happened in the bottom of the third inning as Thames was chasing a foul ball in deep right field hit by Orioles batter Chris Davis. After being unable to catch the ball, Thames braced himself for a collision with the metal gate in foul territory that is part of the outfield wall. Thames was OK, but sparks flew as his spikes dragged against the bottom of the door. You don't see that every day.
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Who would have ever imagined baseball cleats could be a fire hazard? All I can say is Eric Thames is lucky there was no gasoline or dry grass under his feet during the third inning Wednesday night, otherwise he may have had to stop, drop and roll. Thames went into the right field corner to chase a foul ball during a game against the the Orioles...
This really looks like it hurt the fence.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Eric Thames collided with a metal garage door in the outfield fence during Wednesday night's game at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.
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While chasing down a foul ball off the bat of Chris Davis during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday, Seattle Mariners right fielder Eric Thames provided a literal “spark” with his effort. After colliding with a gate in the right field corner, a cascade of sparks were clearly produced off [...]
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When: 7:05 ET, Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Where: Camden Yards, Baltimore
Temperature: 85 degrees
Umpires: Home — Mark Wegner, 1B — Brian Knight, 2B — Wally Bell, 3B — Mike Winters
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