Watch: Bald Eagle Attacks Canadian Before Mariners-Twins Game

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Mariners fans had themselves a mini-heart attack before today’s game against the Twins as their ace, James Paxton, was pestered by a Bald eagle during pregame festivities. Baseball Twitter is acting like this is all fun and dandy, but the Mariners have the worst luck when it comes to injuries — and Big Maple isn’t exactly a symbol of health despite his monster 6’4″ frame.


Of course, the non-Mariner angle here is the national bird of the United States gave a Canadian the business on a baseball field. It really doesn’t get any more American than that, though Paxton did handle himself well.


Fortunately for the Ms, the unlikely bird encounter hasn’t fazed Paxton one bit. He has allowed no runs and struck out five through three innings of work thus far.

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