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Carlos Santana steamrolled by Nats' Adam Dunn

Jun 13, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

Indians catcher Carlos Santana was called up to the big leagues Friday and launched his first career home run on Saturday. 

To round out the debut weekend, Santana got his first taste of a “Welcome to the MLB!” moment Sunday when he stepped in the way of Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn as the big man tried to cross home plate.  It has produced one of the greatest GIF files that these eyes have ever seen.  Seriously, that link must be clicked.

Dunn, who checks in at 6-foot-6 and 287 pounds, absolutely flattened the 24-year-old catcher, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds.  Rookie!

  1. GimmeSomeSteel - Jun 13, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    I saw one worse live last year–Kyle Blanks running, play at the plate vs. the Reds. Blanks was out, but the catcher had to be feeling it for a week. Everyone in the stadium sucked in their breath when they saw the collision coming. Today’s was less of a collision, more of a rookie mistake that he’ll be feeling tonight and tomorrow. BTW, rookie, if you think there’s going to be a play at the plate, throw the mask aside.

  2. Rusty Shackleford - Jun 13, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Santana wasn’t preparing for a play at the plate. He was running up the third base line to help back up the throw into second.

  3. Josh - Jun 14, 2010 at 7:43 AM

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  4. Joey B - Jun 14, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    “Santana wasn’t preparing for a play at the plate. He was running up the third base line to help back up the throw into second.”
    Those are always your best collisions. One party, sometimes both, just never see it coming. Doesn’t look like Dunn even felt it.

  5. Jonny5 - Jun 14, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    He might as well of stepped in front of a moving bread truck.
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  6. GSS - Jun 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Sure it was amusing, but that was a love tap compared to what Dunn did to Barajas (right around the 29 sec. mark).

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