It’s been 21 years, but the moment where Randy Johnson accidentally drilled a bird unlucky enough to cross paths with his fastball still permeates throughout Major League Baseball history.
It was on this day in 2001 when it happened, and nobody has forgotten about the infamous moment where Johnson struck the bird, causing it to drop on the spot and lose a couple feathers in the process.
The Arizona Diamondbacks chose to remember this day, posting a video of the incident on their Twitter account and paying their respects to the long-lost bird, telling fans to “pour one out” for the little guy.
Pour one out for the bird.
21 years ago, Randy Johnson did this. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/LvFzq8Lfjt
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 24, 2022
This is something that will never be forgotten as long as social media is around.
Baseball tends to have those moments.
But you can’t help but feel sorry for the poor little birdie.
He was just out for his afternoon stroll when he crossed paths with that Johnson fastball, which led to his untimely death.
It’s hard to believe that it’s actually been 21 years since this happened.
For some fans, it probably feels like yesterday.
Such could be said for Johnson too.
This moment will live in infamy forever.
It’s one of those moments that you just don’t forget.
But imagine what would happen if the ordeal took place in modern times.
Social media would be blowing up like never before.
It would be trending everywhere on Twitter.
It’s a good thing that social media wasn’t really a thing back in those days, but even then, this got national coverage.
Again, this is one of those moments that will live on throughout baseball history, where an innocent little birdie ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.