Play of the day: Fist pumping tumble

Not many people could mess up a celebratory fist pump. But Miami Marlins pitcher Chad Qualls is not just any person, and produced this incredible effort in a Major League baseball game last month.

Qualls was celebrating his scoreless 7th inning stint in a match against the Mets - in which he walked one, allowed one hit, and struck out two - with an attempted fist pump as he ran towards the dugout.

Leaving the mound after strike-three, Qualls punched the air in celebration as he headed toward the dugout. As he threw the punch, he snagged his right cleat in the grass and his own forward momentum sent him tumbling to the ground.

Qualls was uninjured and bounced up quickly before covering his face in a towel and laughed with teammates."As soon as I saw the fist pump I put my head down," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "That's one of those if you win that game, you can watch it. But since we lost it's not quite as funny."

-nzherald.co.nz

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