The stadium was empty but Panda-monium still burst during Friday night’s Giants-Dodgers game in Los Angeles.
At the bottom of the fifth inning, Chris Taylor, a utility player for the Dodgers, had a meeting with Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (aka “Kung Fu Panda”) which quickly went viral and has become a meme for now. we live.
Taylor was running for the first just as Sandoval was jumping in a futile attempt to catch a high throw from the third.
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Then it happened: Taylor ran face-first in the back of the 268-pound Sandoval. Both players fell to the ground.
It wasn’t quite a “Down goes Frazier!” Moment – but it was close. Social media users, of course, loved it.
Despite the accident, Taylor did not appear injured and he stayed in the game. The Dodgers went on to win 9-1, having beaten the Giants 8-1 the night before. (The new Dodger Mookie Betts – who recently signed a 12-year, $ 365 million contract – went 1 for 6 on Friday, with an RBI.)
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After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joked, “Pablo is like a fire hydrant. I don’t like this game, ”according to the Dodgersway website.