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Angels' C.J. Wilson Does a Face-Plant on Tropicana Field Turf

Doug MeadCorrespondent IAugust 28, 2013

Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has had to endure a long season as his team entered Tuesday's contest with the Tampa Bay Rays sporting a 58-71 record.

Wilson will now have to endure a lot more than just a tough season.

On his way back to the mound to start the second inning, Wilson saw the Tropicana Field carpet rise above his feet as he fell flat on his face.

OK, maybe the artificial surface didn't really move, but Wilson could at least try to use that as an excuse, couldn't he?

The Angels have stumbled through the 2013 season, so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise to see one of their players take a little header of his own. 

Oddly enough, Wilson is one of the few Angels who haven't stumbled their way through the season. Entering Tuesday's start, Wilson is 13-6 with a 3.30 ERA, including a 4-0 record in the second half.

Fans on Twitter certainly got a kick out of Wilson's misfortune.

Needless to say, many could look at Wilson's face-plant as a microcosm of the Angels' season as well. 

The Angels' season will sadly be coming to an end in late September, but Wilson's little trip-and-fall will likely play on a bit longer than that. 

Well, Wilson can at least say he has played "Head and Shoulders" above the rest of his team, despite meeting the Tropicana Field turf up close and personal. 

If it served at least one purpose, it gave Angels fans something to laugh about in an otherwise dreary year.

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