When is a good thing not exactly a good thing? Well, usually when that good thing ends up being costly for someone. Such is the case of a home run hit by Jameson Painter, a North Carolina baseball player at Chuckey-Doak High School.
This past Saturday, with his team tied up in the eighth inning versus University High, Painter launched the go-ahead home run that cleared the right field wall in an eventual 7-3 victory for his Black Knights. That home run though, had some unintended, and costly, ramifications for Painter that he found out about after the game.
You see, before the game, against urgings from his coach and teammates, Painter decided to park his car behind the right field wall, exactly in the spot where his home run cleared the fence. The ball smacked into his windshield, shattering the glass.
"We were all talking before the game that it wasn't a good place to park because he was liable to hit one there," Coach Dustin Morrow told the newspaper.
"Sure enough, he did. I'm glad he hit the home run but feel bad because now he has to buy a new windshield."
Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be good at what you do. For Jameson Painter this past weekend, being good didn't just not pay, it ended up with him forking out some cash.
I bet next time he parks a little farther from the stadium.
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