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Flashback: That time Erik Kratz face-planted on purpose for $2,000

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 20:19:44-04

Brewers catcher Erik Kratz has become a postseason sensation on and off the field. 

He’s gotten attention from the national baseball pundits, including ESPN’s Buster Olney, who resurfaced footage of Katz’s not-so-graceful moments, that turned out to be profitable for him. 

The footage is from Opening Day 2016, when Kratz was a member of the Houston Astros.

“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:” Olney tweeted. 

Kratz replied the bet was actually for $2,000, “But I would’ve done it for $250.”

Let’s hope Kratz stays on his feet for the rest of this NLCS, and helps take this 2018 Brew Crew to the World Series!