In the fifth inning of Saturday’s A’s-Indians game at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion crushed a foul ball to the camera well next to the third base dugout.
And the ball indeed found a camera, belonging to NBC Sports California. The results were not good for the camera.
Watch Encarnacion’s foul ball destroy the camera lens:
Edwin Encarnacion foul ball just obliterated a camera pic.twitter.com/YnJOuVtjuT
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 7, 2018
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 7, 2018
However, they replaced the lens, and the NBC Sports California A’s account reminded their followers that the HD looks at the third base coach’s ass were back. So that’s something.
Good news guys! We replaced the lens. Now you'll be able to see the 3rd base coach's butt in high-def again! pic.twitter.com/1JE8Lv0h6g
— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) July 7, 2018
In other news involving foul balls destroying expensive electronics, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp broadcaster Roger Hoover gave play-by-play of his laptop getting destroyed by a foul ball on Wednesday.