I don't want to make it sound like this wasn't completely and utterly humiliating, because it very much is. It's just an inherently embarrassing situation anytime a pitch simultaneously takes you to the ground while getting called a strike, never mind when it's punches you out and leaves you lying one misstep from the stands.
Now, that said, if you're going to made to look like the super nervous kid whose parents forced him to keep playing past tee-ball by selling out and literally running away from the big, scary ball then you might as well make the process last so long that it outlasts the ever-shortening memory of millennials. Seriously, by the time Xavier Avery hit the grass I had almost forgotten that he struck out with a runner in scoring position. My mind had been completely taken away from the fact that there was a baseball game going on by the sheer amazement of how far he has able to run without any control of his upper or lower body. Hell, he made it so far that you could have mistaken that check swing for an attempt to check out of the stadium. It looked like he was getting booed at 'The Apollo' and the guy with the cane ran out to the batter's box and dragged him away from the plate by his neck. The sheer physics of half swinging a bat and having your momentum run you 15 yards back like your ass was magnetized to the backstop is the story here, and that's pretty incredible considering how stupid the batter ended up looking.
Honestly, I'm not even sure you could call that a strikeout, because it looked more like an opt-out to me. It's almost like he got halfway through his swing and said to himself "fuck this shit, minor league baseball isn't for me". For the scoring at home, draw in a mini white flag instead of a 'K', because that was a forfeiture of an at-bat if I have ever seen one.