Former Kentucky Star Goes Viral After Eagle Lands On Him

Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 17:21:15-04

SEATTLE (LEX 18) There are few things more American than Eagles and Baseball. When you combine the two, you have a .gif worthy moment.

Former UK Baseball standout and Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton had a viral moment after an eagle made a perfect landing.

The hilarious moment was turned into a .gif that has been shared over and over again. 

The Mariners followed that up with another hilarious tweet in which Paxton removes his hat to reveal an eagle’s nest.  

Paxton, a native of British Columbia, played for the University of Kentucky from 2006 until 2009.