Former Blue Valley H.S. star honors bird he killed after hitting homer for Guardians
It’s unexpectedly turned into Wildlife Month around Major League Baseball.
On Tuesday, a squirrel appeared near the stands at a Yankees game, and New York fans had the absolute best reaction. The squirrel’s landing was something to behold, too. Last week, Diamondbacks pitcher Zac Gallen killed a bird with a warmup pitch.
On Monday, there was another avian fatality. Guardians outfielder Will Brennan’s opposite-field single hit a bird that was resting on the infield grass in Cleveland. The bird never saw this coming.
Guardians Will Brennan appears to have killed a bird sitting on the infield grass on a base hit, tough week for baseball and our winged friends pic.twitter.com/Oj8FA66T9i
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) May 22, 2023
Brennan, the former Blue Valley High School and Kansas State star, took to Twitter after the game and offered his apologies.
“I truly am sorry @peta and bird enthusiasts,” Brennan wrote. “An unfortunate sacrifice.”
I truly am sorry @peta and bird enthusiasts. An unfortunate sacrifice. https://t.co/eE7UsdBEk6
— Will Brennan (@Silly_Willy18) May 23, 2023
On Tuesday, Brennan hit a home run during the Guardians’ 4-2 loss to the White Sox. While rounding the bases, Brennan paid tribute to the bird that was killed.
WILL. BRENNAN. #ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/oFyMiShbx9
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) May 23, 2023