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Cubs’ Ian Happ hilariously trips on bat coming out of batter’s box (vid)

Chicago Cubs rookie outfielder Ian Happ learned a valuable lesson during an at-bat Wednesday: One’s bat can just as easily be an enemy as an ally.

That said, Happ learned said lesson the hard way, in comical fashion.

The 23-year-old barely made it two steps before his bat tripped him up on his way to first base after hitting an infield grounder during the top of the 4th inning of the Cubs’ 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

Oof. Here’s another look.

To be fair to Happ, it wasn’t like he was going to reach on an infield single in the first place. The Pirates had him dead to rights, but the trip and tumble certainly made the scene worthy of baseball blooper status.

And let’s be honest: It’s not the most embarrassing situation a Cubs player has found himself in recently. That’s … something.