Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is having some mechanical issues. No, his delivery does not have a hitch in it, but one of his drones is apparently stuck in a tree.
As anyone with a working internet connection and thousands of followers would be likely to do, he turned to Twitter for help.
Sooooo...suggestions on getting your drone out of a tree? It's stuck in the branches about 60 feet up at the top of a large tree— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 18, 2016
His first thought (obviously) was to knock it out of the tree with another drone, but as it turns out that one is not working.
To compound the problem, my backup drone that I brought on the trip is experiencing technical difficulties and is out of commission.— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 18, 2016
So he was left with what the internet wanted to suggested, which were about as great as you'd expect.
@BauerOutage try turning it on and off again— crook (@Lukecrookston) July 18, 2016
@BauerOutage Send the rookies up the tree to get it— Jan Riedthaler (@jriedthaler) July 18, 2016
@BauerOutage Call Matt Underwood. He can overstate the height and impact of drone and tree. Then it won't look so bad— Bruce n Strongsville (@BruceMcdiarmid) July 18, 2016
And my personal favorite:
@BauerOutage Throw a cat up there and call the Fire Department.— Mike McKinley (@mmckinley11) July 18, 2016
But alas, the tree is in a public park so acts of vandalism or summoning the power of wind are slightly frowned upon.
Appreciate all the suggestions. The tree is in a public park though so fire and chainsaws aren't going to cut it. Pun intended— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 18, 2016
This important and breaking story is currently developing. Tune into Let's Go Tribe news at 11 for further updates.
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Update: Trevor recovered his drone and it is home safe.
Late night rescue mission was a success!! Welcome back little guy! Visiting clubhouse staff is pic.twitter.com/0cx0616w07— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 19, 2016
He didn't even need a flamethrower or chainsaw to do it (sadly). For a detailed explanation of how the drone was recovered, check out this video posted by Trevor yesterday.
To be honest, I'm kind of surprised that "throw a baseball at it" was not the first idea.