Eagle lands on Seattle Mariners pitcher before game

Kyle Gibson like most Twins pitcher struggled more at Target Field than on the road in the 2017 season

Kyle Gibson like most Twins pitcher struggled more at Target Field than on the road in the 2017 season

Paxton's nickname is "Big Maple" and he features in a television commercial where he takes care of a nest full of eggs he finds in his hat. The Mariners lost 4-2, bringing their early 2018 record to 3-3.

This will probably be one of the most entertaining parts of Seattle's season so it's lucky that Paxton is okay because that means we can laugh at this later. The eagle flew in, but chose a different landing spot - near, and eventually, on Paxton. When it first started flying toward my face, I ducked it. He was surprised to have the eagle land on his shoulder, but he didn't flinch.

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Somehow Paxton didn't freak out, and he took it like a champ, standing still. "But then as I stood straight up, it fell back onto the ground". "But I guess this eagle was just confused - apparently the first time ever. I don't have any scratches, I don't believe", Paxton said.

Maybe the little guy was just looking for some of those Cracker Jacks everyone's always singing about; maybe he was trying to show a Canadian how majestic America's national bird could be. Robinson Cano is leading the team thus far with a.500 average and three doubles while Mitch Haniger had two home runs with five RBI.

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