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Dragonfly Nearly Hit by Pitch During New York Yankees Game on Saturday (Video)

July 26th, 2014 at 6:11 PM
By Michael Moraitis

No dragonflies were injured in the making of this article.

The New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays showdown at Yankee Stadium on Saturday had plenty of storylines, but none more important than the dragonfly that barely averted disaster.

The YES Network's "YES-MO" is a slow motion camera that is often used for replays and analysis; however this particular shot caught something far more interesting: a dragonfly zooming across the screen as a pitch approached the plate from the hand of a Yankees pitcher to an awaiting Blue Jays batter.

MLB's Twitter feed shared the video:

Unlike the bird that Randy Johnson killed with a pitch several years ago, this dragonfly was able to survive his brush with death and may have learned his survival skill from the infamous bird death at the hand of The Big Unit.

Or not. I'd say this dragonfly is just lucky, plain and simple.

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