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Chad Qualls falls while celebrating strikeout

Relief pitcher Chad Qualls of the Miami Marlins

Relief pitcher Chad Qualls of the Miami Marlins delivers to home plate during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. (July 22, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

Chad Qualls could use some fist-pumping lessons from Joba Chamberlain.

The situation: With runners on the corners and the game tied at 2, Qualls struck out Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla to end the top of the eighth. The excited Marlins reliever fist-pumped as he walked towards the dugout, but he lost his footing midway between the mound and the third-base line, leading to one of the most mesmerizingly hilarious .gifs in recent memory.

(At least he recovered nicely and popped right back up as if he didn't just faceplant in front of tens of thousands of fans.)

Frankly, words don't do it justice. So watch for yourself below:

(Newsday app users can watch the .gif by going to http://bit.ly/11ttN5Q.)

Tags: Mets , Marlins , Chad Qualls , Omar Quintanilla , funny .gifs

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