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WATCH: Whitecap pitcher pulls a Randy Johnson

by Dan Spadafora

(Fort Wayne, IN) -- West Michigan Whitecaps pitcher Jon Maciel can now be talked about in the same breath as Randy Johnson. Maciel killed a bird with a pitch on Sunday as the Whitecaps took on Fort Wayne in Indiana. While Johnson's fastball caused an explosion of feathers in a Spring Training game in 2001, it took a few replays for the Fort Wayne television crew to notice Maciel's pitch hit a bird, even after the groundskeeper picked it up. The Whitecaps won yesterday's game, 7-6, to sweep the three-game series against the TinCaps.