Phillies' Nick Castellanos Breaks Reporter's Laptop With Foul Ball in Camden Yards

Jun 5, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos (8) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park.
Jun 5, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos (8) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park. / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos has a reputation as a harbinger of doom—he is indirectly responsible for baseball's most durable meme, after all.

However, destroying property is a new one for the two-time All-Star.

During the Phillies' 6–2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards Saturday, Castellanos fouled off a pitch that struck Phillies Nation editorial director Tim Kelly's laptop in the press box.

"A Nick Castellanos foul ball into the press box just broke my laptop," Kelly tweeted alongside a picture of his computer with a disjointed, cracked screen.

Oddly enough, Castellanos went 0-for-4 in the loss.

So far this season, Castellanos is slashing .211/.271/.358 with nine home runs and 29 RBIs for Philadelphia—which has opened the 2024 season a sterling 47–23.

Castellanos is making $20 million this season, but perhaps a small sum should be deducted from his annual salary in order to compensate for the broken computer.


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Patrick Andres

PATRICK ANDRES

Patrick Andres is a staff writer on the Breaking and Trending News team at Sports Illustrated. He joined SI in December 2022, having worked for The Blade, Athlon Sports, Fear the Sword and Diamond Digest. Andres has covered everything from zero-attendance Big Ten basketball to a seven-overtime college football game. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism with a double major in history .