Never heard of Wily Peralta? Well, you have now.
He just blew up on social media by faceplanting during pregame introductions. Peralta is a right-handed pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, who are playing in Boston today. Here’s the video evidence of the fall.
Yeah, pretty spectacular.
Twitter had plenty to say about Peralta’s pratfall, including a most unfortunate choice of words by ESPN’s Joe McDonald:
Brewers’ Wily Peralta just took a huge dump running onto the field for pregame introductions.
— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) April 4, 2014
Yeah… Maybe rephrase that there, Joe.
Anyway, here are some more witticisms from Twitter. (Twittercisms? New word!)
RIP Wily Peralta after that nasty trip during the pregame lineup announcement #brewers
— Parker A (@P_Abdo) April 4, 2014
Has anyone helped up Wily Peralta yet? Just gonna leave him there face-down for the whole game? All right, then.
— Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) April 4, 2014
Wily Peralta = new Jennifer Lawrence
— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) April 4, 2014
Seriously Wily Peralta is my new favorite player now.
— Cale Pauley (@cpauley5) April 4, 2014
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 4, 2014