This Story About Brewers’ Catcher Erik Kratz Humiliating Himself In Front Of A Packed Crowd To Win A Bet Is Hilarious

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Erik Kratz and the Brewers are on the brink of elimination as they await tonight’s crucial Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park. This may be the 38-year-old’s last chance to secure a World Series title that has eluded him his eight-year career.

As the Brewers catcher is awaiting the biggest game of his life, ESPN’s Buster Olney shared a funny story about Kratz’s short-lived stint on the Houston Astros in 2016. The MLB journeyman, who has played for eight different Major League clubs in his career, wasn’t in Houston for longer than a cup of coffee but made his amicable presence felt in the clubhouse, as he’s been known to do.

During Opening Day introductions in 2016, an Astros player offered $1,000 to anyone who would intentionally take a dive when their name was called to take the field, the first glimpse a packed Minute Maid Park would get of the 2016 roster. Kratz did not disappoint.

Kratz, who rarely tweets, confirmed Olney’s report on Twitter.

This dude deserves a spot in Cooperstown.

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