Indians' shortstop Francisco Lindor taken down by his own bat

Francisco Lindor seems like a good and fun guy.

His walk-up music is the Space Jam theme, and he's been known to dunk on fools at the ballpark. This alone should be karmic body armor against any ill fortune that might occur to him on the field.

But the baseball gods are vain and weird, and for some reason, decided to take Lindor down a peg during Tuesday night's game against the Rangers. The shortstop smacked a grounder in the bottom of the fourth and, while respectfully attempting to leg it out, caught his own bat between his legs like a steering wheel club.

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Me trying to run away from my responsibilities.

— Robert Behrens (@rcb05) May 31, 2016

It was almost too perfect.

There's a stick there, somebody should move it!

— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 31, 2016

The Rangers made the out as Lindor struggled to his feet. I don't know how this happens. I don't know why this happens. But I'm sort of glad it did, just to remind us all that no matter your good intentions, the universe will play its cruel jokes

Dan is on Twitter. He hates to see a man hoist by his own petard. Sometimes petards are bats.