Let's just say it was a better day for Adrian Beltre than it was for TBS cameraman Tim Burke.
The Texas Rangers slugger cranked the first of three home runs in the second inning of Tuesday's Game 4 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays. As he jogged toward home, Burke moved in for a shot of the trotting hero.
And what had happened was...
Oof. Beltre insisted to his Rangers teammates that he had nothing to do with the fall, though maybe it was the wind from his ferocious swing.
ThePostGame.com caught up with Burke in the concourse of Tropicana Field after he took the plunge, and he and his camera are fine.
"I'm OK," he said. "I'm just embarrassed with a bruised ego."
Sadly, Burke had to rush through the rest of his assignment, getting snickers and points from Rays fans along the way.
He smiled, though -- a true professional.
But when Beltre made his second and third home run circuits of the day, Burke did not attempt to run with him.
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