Elly De La Cruz ironically shatters teammate's car window during batting practice

Oops, my bad!

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz takes a swing during live batting practice.
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz takes a swing during live batting practice. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene may have needed to call Safelite Auto Glass after returning to his vehicle after practice on Tuesday.

During live batting practice, Elly De La Cruz sent a foul ball into the player's parking lot. The result was a shattered rear window on Greene's high-priced SUV. Ironically, Greene was the one pitching to De La Cruz during Tuesday's practice.

You can't make this stuff up. Both Greene and De La Cruz posed for a photo for the Reds' social media team to show the aftermath.

Elly De La Cruz ironically shatters teammate's car window during batting practice

If you watched Elly De La Cruz at all during his rookie season in 2023, you're not surprised that he can inflict this type of damage. In fact, that "Hit and Win" sign in right center field at Great American Ball Park could be on De La Cruz's radar in 2024. That Toyota pickup truck that sits high atop the outfield seats at GABP could have a new owner this year.

Both De La Cruz and Greene are expected to help lead the Reds to the postseason in 2024. De La Cruz has all the tools to be one of the best players in baseball. His lightning fast speed, coupled with his unbelievable power have Reds fans excited about the upcoming season.

Greene, who's entering his third season, is working on a new off-speed pitch, and is looking to solidify his spot atop the Cincinnati starting rotation. Greene is likely to be joined by Graham Ashcraft, Nick Lodolo, and Frankie Montas.

If De La Cruz can get those swings and misses under control, Hunter Greene's car might not be the only vehicle that gets damaged in 2024. Drivers might want to use caution on Barry Larkin Way during games this season.

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