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Fan totally ate it trying to catch home run ball during Rockies-Rangers game

A baseball fan falling down

An unlucky fan tried to go for a souvenir during a Colorado Rockies-Texas Rangers game, but all he ended up with instead was a seriously bruised ego.

Rangers infielder Josh Smith lofted a game-tying home run in the eighth inning of Saturday’s Cactus League contest against the Rockies in Arizona. The ball landed in the grass beyond the outfield fence, and one particular fan got a bead on it. Instead of catching the ball though, the fan caught a nearby trash can, falling over in a heap and spilling so much trash everywhere that you would think he was Oscar The Grouch.

Take a look at the unfortunate video.

The worst part is that the fan did not even come away with the ball for his troubles, as it rolled away to someone with better luck (and better footing).

But the silver lining for the fan is that he only lost a bit of dignity. Others in his position before have actually cost themselves money with their mishaps.

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