Sunday’s matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Guardians brought fans an opportunity to watch two rivals from the AL Central face off in a little afternoon action.
The Royals jumped out to a 5-0 lead before leaving with a 5-1 victory to send the home crowd back happy. But fans got an extra treat during the 7th inning stretch.
Kansas City’s condiment race saw ketchup, mustard, and relish mascots line up in the ultimate battle for bragging rights.
The mid-inning challenge started off great for mustard, as he jumped out to a commanding lead. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worst in a hilarious series of events.
Take a look.
MUSTARD LOSES HIS PANTS 🤣
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 10, 2022
After jumping out to that early lead, mustard’s pants began to fall down. Rather than give up, he tried to hop and skip the remainder of the race.
You’ve got to love the commitment.
After a few moments, mustard was passed by his competitors before the condiment took a face first fall, ending any chances to win the mascot race.
It was both brutal and hysterical to watch. You could see it coming as the yellow bottoms began to slip down. The social media reaction was great.
Fans and media react to the mustard mascot’s fall during condiment race
The dedication from Mustard is unmatched pic.twitter.com/XdX7VKZi6b
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 10, 2022
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 10, 2022
DOWN GOES MUSTARD 😳😱
What a race 😂😂
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) July 10, 2022
Mustard is my Sunday parlay: pic.twitter.com/8OlhEiU0Sv
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) July 10, 2022
“Look at mustard… loses his pants, down around his ankles. And a face plant!” pic.twitter.com/bNcfES0Qds
— Uncomfortable Sports Moments (@awkwardsport) July 10, 2022
Ketchup would go on to win the race, with relish coming in second. Mustard was left far behind in the mascot race following the fall but is expected to make a full recovery.
He’ll hope to work on that wardrobe malfunction before next race to avoid another embarrassing tumble.