When a walk-off grand slam stopped walking

How incredible. It’s the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, you come to the plate and hit a grand slam. You trot around the bases in glorious jubilation so pumped that when you jump up to land on the plate to you know, make it official with all of your team mates around, you break your ankle?

Wow. You just can’t make this stuff up people.

Kendry Morales took a leap toward home plate and all of a sudden, a jubilant trip around the bases turned into a deflating trip to the disabled list. Morales broke his left leg after hitting a game-ending grand slam in the 10th inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-1 victory against Seattle on Saturday.

Morales landed awkwardly when he jumped on home plate and twisted his left ankle. He had to be carted off the field and taken to the hospital. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

 “It’ll change the way we celebrate,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before the extent of Morales’ injury was known. “It sure was exciting, but you always wonder if it’s an accident waiting to happen. This is definitely unfortunate. We’ve just got to wait and see what we’re dealing with. We’ll know more information as the night moves on.”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Angels’ Kendry Morales breaks leg celebrating walk-off grand slam (USA Today)

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