LOS ANGELES — Bryan Cranston wanted to get a hit at the All-Star Celebrity Softball game. Instead, the “Breaking Bad” actor got hit by a line drive.
Cranston, 66, was struck when Grammy Award winner Anthony Ramos, who was taking side-by-side batting practice with the actor at Dodger Stadium, rifled a line drive off his right shoulder, according to The Associated Press.
Cranston, who plays teacher-turned-methamphetamine-dealer Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” briefly doubled over before heading to his nearby trailer.
“It’s definitely going to bruise,” Cranston told reporters several minutes later. “I might be more of a cheerleader in this game.”
Cranston, who also starred in 151 episodes of “Malcolm in the Middle” from 2000 to 2006, was able to play in the game, which kicks off MLB’s All-Star Game festivities ahead of Tuesday night’s contest between the National League and the American League.
Cranston, asked about what he would pick as his walk-up music when he strode to the plate, paused and said, “Silence. Silence is golden,” MLB.com reported.
Cranston played for the Los Angeles squad, which lost 15-13 to Brooklyn, the AP reported. He was caught looking at a called third strike and had a mock argument with the home plate umpire.
The actor was also asked what character from “Breaking Bad” or “Malcolm in the Middle” would make the best umpire, and he had a candidate who would definitely be the boss of him.
“Jane Kaczmarek, who played my wife, Lois, on ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’” Cranston said. “I think she would make an awesome umpire. No nonsense. You just open your mouth, she’d throw you out.”
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