Baseball game in Japan delayed when a fish falls from the sky

A dead fish fell from the sky during the Hanshin Tigers' game against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows over the weekend.


The Hanshin Tigers and Tokyo Yakult Swallows experienced an odd delay in the sixth inning of a game over the weekend when a dead fish fell from the sky into the outfield. According to the Wall Street Journal, a spokesman for the team said the fish was probably dropped by a bird flying overhead rather than thrown by a fan.

Wladimir Balentien, a player for the Yakult Swallows, told the media that the fish smelled awful, but luckily there was a bat boy on hand to sweep it up.

Apparently the birds are dissatisfied with the way the hometown Tigers are playing. Hanshin lost the game, 5-1.