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Video: Marlon Byrd breaks his bat without making contact

Jun 1, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

File this under Things You Don’t See Very Often. Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd somehow broke his bat despite swinging and missing at Mets starter Jon Niese‘s 89 MPH fastball in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game. The stub of the bat remained in Byrd’s hand while the remaining 90 percent of the bat was flung about 70 feet, in between first base and the pitcher’s mound.

Byrd finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Phillies’ 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Mets.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jun 1, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Bat was probably corked.

    Once a cheater….

    • jwbiii - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:25 AM

      No, this is what corked bats look like when they break.

      They don’t shear off at the hands, the barrel breaks.

  2. clydeserra - Jun 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    I am not sure I go back to that manufacturer.

  3. musketmaniac - Jun 2, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    I got a knife that folds back and squirts fake blood when you stab someone.

  4. lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 2, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    I just want to know whose breasts Jonathan Paplebon grabbed from behind when he saw this happen.

  5. andreweac - Jun 2, 2014 at 3:38 AM

    Sure that wasn’t Ryan Howard swinging and missing against a LH?

    • gmfw7 - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      he actually took niese deep for a 2 run homer in the game…

  6. hoopmatch - Jun 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    The bat was probably cracked already, and Byrd didn’t notice.

  7. srfsteve - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Jim Rice once snapped his bat in half on a check swing.

  8. unclemosesgreen - Jun 2, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    He didn’t swing and miss, he crushed an invisible cutter.

  9. jumbro10 - Jun 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Glen Braggs

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