Bryan Cranston’s Walter White once said, “I am the one who knocks.”
On Saturday at Dodger Stadium, Cranston was indeed the one knocked, getting hit by a line drive during the All-Star Celebrity Softball game warmups. The event was part of Major League Baseball’s festivities leading up to Tuesday night’s All-Star game at the stadium.
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Cranston was struck in the right shoulder by a line drive off the bat of Grammy Award-winner Anthony Ramos as they took batting practice in side-by-side makeshift cages outside the ballpark.
Cranston, 66-years-old, doubled over for a couple minutes, then headed to his nearby trailer.
“It’s definitely going to bruise,” Cranston said later. “I might be more of a cheerleader in this game.”
But showing the grit that has made him a star, Cranston later felt well enough to play on the field at Dodger Stadium. He took a called third strike and feigned an argument with the umpire.
Cranston played for the Los Angeles team, which lost to Brooklyn 15-13. Former San Francisco Giants star Hunter Pence hit two home runs for Brooklyn and was repeatedly booed by the LA crowd.
Baseball is a passion for Cranston. He has appeared at several games for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, He and Breaking Bad costar Aaron Paul plan to throw a ceremonial first pitch there July 30.
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