Outfielder Rick Ankiel of the Houston Astros joined an elite group Sunday when Drew Stubbs of the Cleveland Indians hit a home run that upset a popcorn tub belonging to a fan sitting in the front row at Minute Maid Park and rained countless tasty kernels onto Ankiel's head and shoulders.
With one out in the sixth, Stubbs hit a line drive against to right against rookie Brett Oberholtzer and Ankiel climbed the fence attempting to make a play. The ball barely eluded his glove, but it did not miss a fan holding a large popcorn tub. The impact caused much of the contents to splash onto the field, some onto Ankiel. It was a comical moment, though less so for Ankiel and the Astros, who fell 5-4 to the Indians. Houston's record fell to 5-13.
However, the popcorn shower does place Ankiel third all-time in baseball history among players showered with a foreign substance during a home run. To the list!:Read More »from Rick Ankiel showered with popcorn on Drew Stubbs home run