09/02/09 3:15 AM ET
Toy plane takes off at Dodger Stadium
Remote-control flier stops play briefly in sixth inning
By David Ely / MLB.com
A remote-control airplane? That definitely could be filed under unusual.
That's what happened during the top of the sixth inning of the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night -- Air Force Night, no less.
Play stopped as the plane took off from the right side of the stadium and glided back and forth through the air.
"That was tight -- I liked that," Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp said. "That stayed in the air for a cool two or three minutes."
The plane eventually nosedived into the fence outside of the D-backs' dugout, and Arizona's Augie Ojeda grabbed the plane and rippied it in two -- much to the dismay of the crowd.
"Only in Hollywood," Ojeda said. "It's the first time I've ever seen that. It landed right next to me, so I figured I would put it to an end."
David Ely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.