Mascot antics can provide some of the most fun off-the-field moments at a baseball game. But for one MLB star, the mascots could have seriously ruined his day.
At Wednesday afternoon’s Colorado Rockies-Washington Nationals game, the organization had a trio of racing mascots for its Tooth Trot. Unfortunately, as they were nearing the finish line, Rockies slugger Daniel Murphy absentmindedly entered the field and was nearly run over by the racing mascots.
It hasn’t been a great start to 2019 for Murphy, who had only one hit in his first 10 at-bats. But as if the injuries that have hampered his last two seasons weren’t bad enough, he almost suffered the indignity of getting crushed by mascots.
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Daniel Murphy just returned from the injured list, but danger lurks around every corner … including the Tooth Trot. https://t.co/JWB02edjTY
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) April 24, 2019
After a breakout 2014 season with the Mets, he parlayed a terrific 2015 postseason into a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Washington Nationals in 2016.
In his first two years with the Nationals, Murphy led the National League in doubles, earning two All-Star selections and finishing second in NL MVP voting in 2016.
The Nationals traded him to the Chicago Cubs toward the end of 2018 as the club slid out of postseason contention.
The Cubs opted not to re-sign him after the season and he wound up signing a two-year deal with the Rockies in December.