Evan Gattis Nailed a Marlins Fan in the Goodies with a Home Run Ball Wednesday

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterSeptember 12, 2013

And the fun keeps rolling at Marlins Park!

It was a fine day at the ballpark for this Marlins fan—that is, until Evan Gattis plugged one to deep left field and thumped him in the peaches. 

The hit occurred during Wednesday night’s matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins. It was the top of the sixth inning at Marlins Park when the Atlanta Braves catcher ripped a moon shot off Jose Fernandez. The ball arced skyward and fell into the left field stands, where it monster-mashed a fan square in the Funions. 

A GIF of the painful incident was created by Cork Gaines of Business Insider (via Sean Newell of Deadspin).

Prepare yourself—even from a far distance, the footage is painful.

GIF via @CorkGaines

Smack. Fall. Done.

This is the type of misfortune you don’t wish upon a mortal enemy, but it’s not like Gattis can help the insanity he’s been managing with his bat this week.

Gattis whacked two home runs off of Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, one of which was a 480-foot bomb that drilled a Phillies fan.

The ball landed on the Concourse Level at Citizens Bank Park Stadium, an area where the game’s sportscasters had yet to see reached by a home run ball. 

Unfortunately for Atlanta, Gattis’ gonad-pulping home run was the only ball the Braves could get out of the park against Fernandez, who finished off his spectacular rookie season with a brilliant performance. 

The Braves lost the game, 5-2, but will get another shot at the Marlins at 12:40 p.m. EDT on Thursday at Marlins Park.

Set your DVRs accordingly, sports fans. Gattis’ bat is doing crazy things and you cannot afford to miss it. 

 

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