Fireworks guy at baseball stadium sets off explosions for the wrong team

The Cleveland Indians are 71-72 on the season, and only 10,516 fans showed up to watch the ballclub that’s going nowhere battle the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. So forgive the guy whose job it is to set off the stadium fireworks when a Cleveland batter hits a home run if he got a little overzealous when he saw a ball disappearing over the outfield fence.

I mean, the man did successfully set off those fireworks. The only problem was that the Indians weren’t the ones to hit the home run.

Embrace the embarrassment.

So yeah, that’s pretty much the opposite of what this dude’s job is. And his shame is apparent. As the fans boo and the Royals celebrate, he hides his face in his hands and his hat. But he can’t disappear, no matter how he tries.

As Alex Rios, the home run hitter, said, “It actually got me nervous. I heard all the people screaming.”

Luckily, the Indians had a solid rebuke for anybody who exploded in anger at the fireworks guy

Screengrab via MLB.com

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.