A fan attending the 2021 Home Run Derby took a huge tumble when attempting to catch a baseball hit by Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson.
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game festivities have kicked off, with Monday featuring the much-hyped Home Run Derby. As is the case at any MLB regular-season game, a fan in attendance will go all out to try and catch a home run. That was evident in the Derby.
In the first round, Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson crushed a home run to the right field stands of Coors Field. In the video below, you can see a fan wearing a red shirt leap for the baseball and fall over the railing to the concrete floor.
Is the fan who took a tumble in the Home Run Derby okay?
Ryan Fagan of the Sporting News interviewed the fan, Bennett Lloyd, to see if he was okay. Lloyd said that while he was okay, he sadly was unable to haul in the baseball.
Lloyd may not have caught the home run from Olson, but he is trending on social media. So he’s got that going for him. But in all seriousness, thank goodness he is okay, because that fall looked nasty.