Philly fans probably remember Erik Kratz most for his pretty funny commercials promoting Godshall's Quality Meats, specifically its turkey bacon.
But Kratz's name found its way back onto our radar this MLB postseason because of his surprising performance for the Milwaukee Brewers in the postseason.
We wrote about his unexpected turn in the spotlight this October about a week ago. You can check that out here. The Brew Crew face elimination this weekend at the hands of the Dodgers, but we're here to talk about a Kratz story that took place way back on opening day in 2016 down in Texas when Kratz played with the Houston Astros.
ESPN's Buster Olney posted the video today of Kratz stumbling out of the dugout, taking a header into the ground, and says it was on purpose.
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"Heard a classic story about the highly respected and greatly appreciated Erik Kratz today: When the Astros went through Opening Day intros in 2016, an Astro offered $1,000 to anybody who would do a face plant. Kratz: I'll do it."
Kratz responded to Olney's tweet pointing out that he actually did it for $2,000 but would have settled for $250.
Long live #TurkeyBacon.
You can enjoy the trip below.
Heard a classic story about the highly respected and greatly appreciated Erik Kratz today: When the Astros went through Opening Day intros in 2016, an Astro offered $1,000 to anybody who would do a face plant. Kratz: I'll do it. And this is what followed: pic.twitter.com/jDzct3iMWj— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 19, 2018
$2,000. But I would've done it for $250— Erik Kratz (@ErikKratz31) October 19, 2018
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