I have often wondered why more players don't get hurt in those wild baseball celebrations after a game-winning hit. We saw such a thing happen to Kendry Morales of the Los Angeles Angels, who had just hit a game-winning grand slam home run Saturday.
As he rounded the bases, a sun-splashed crowd cheering his every step, his teammates sped from the dugout to greet him at home plate, as walk-off custom dictates.
But that will be the last walk-off celebration to take place here for some time, for when Morales leaped into the cheering scrum of teammates to touch home plate, he landed awkwardly, immediately falling to the ground with, X-rays later showed, a fracture in his lower left leg that probably will end his season.
Morales is the Angels' best slugger, so his loss is huge. Said Manager Mike Scioscia:
"It'll change the way we celebrate. It sure is exciting, but you always wonder if it's an accident waiting to happen."
Here is video of the incident: