AJ Pollock likely won’t want to open up social media for the next day or two following an embarrassing faceplant in the White Sox Tuesday night matchup against the Guardians.
The left fielder attempted to run down a fly ball in the outfield but tripped and fell before he could wrangle the hit. It was like something you’d see in a Charlie Chaplin movie, the only thing missing was the circus music.
The result of the mishap was a triple for Cleveland batter Andres Gimenez, who would score later in the inning on a sacrifice fly. Through five frames, that’s been the only run scored in the ballgame.
Making things worse, the White Sox are chasing the Guardians in the AL Central race, currently trailing Cleveland by four games in the division. Those four games will likely be the difference between a playoff appearance for Chicago or sitting home in October.
Pollock’s lost footing won’t help those postseason chances, but it’s definitely given baseball fans something to talk about on social media.
AJ Pollock becomes immediate GIF after embarrassing faceplant
AJ Pollock’s faceplant quickly took ahold of social media and is now going viral online. The clip has already been made into a GIF, which may all but sum up the White Sox’s 2022 season if they go on to miss the playoffs.
Twitter is going wild with reaction after seeing the comical trip and fall. Check out the immediate response below.
AJ Pollock ate shit on the Andres Gimenez double pic.twitter.com/g05KUOH9ed
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) September 21, 2022
But wait, there’s more…
AJ Pollock be like… pic.twitter.com/4DDjuJu9ct
— Turn a Pair Chris (@TurnAPairChris) September 21, 2022
Here’s what happened to AJ Pollock in Left field on the Andres Gimenez Triple pic.twitter.com/qi6Ds694ql
— Matt Milner (@33Milner) September 21, 2022
AJ Pollock on that play pic.twitter.com/MYlOQFbhNI
— Josh Nelson (@soxmachine_josh) September 21, 2022
Fans also posted hilarious replies to seeing the slip up. One person wrote, “Wait….did AJ Pollock just trip over the foul line?” while another commented, “Thank you AJ Pollock for that awesome faceplant.”
Definitely an embarrassing moment for the outfielder, but from baseball fans everywhere, we say, “Thank you.”