When a foul ball settles in a hard-to-reach spot and is beset upon by more than one fan, bad things usually happen. Ostensible adults end up looking like fools, fighting each other over a trash can, or snatching a souvenir away from a child. But last night in Oakland, two A’s fans proved that a scrum over a foul ball…
Russell, my man. Your team is on an eight-game winning streak, it’s the first inning, and you’re playing against the sadsack A’s. Don’t throw it all away getting injured trying to catch a foul ball!
Catching a baseball with your can of beer is a very bad idea. Catching it with your cup and then pounding your beer, however, is a great idea!
A foul ball off the bat of Seattle's Brad Miller shattered the glass in a dining area located in the mezzanine section, somewhere between home plate and the visiting dugout. You can hear the reaction of the crowd, gasping in shock, and you can see the reaction of Brad Davis, wincing right after. Judging from the…
The catch here is certainly something to be proud of, but this beer vendor's greatest accomplishment was staving off the grabby lady who tried to swoop in and vulture the souvenir for herself. That's not how adults are supposed to act at baseball games, greedy lady!
Remember that Australian kid who freaked the hell out over a souvenir baseball? This kid is the opposite of that kid.
Another good Reggie story. This one if from Foul Ball: Five Years in the American League, by Alison Gordon, who covered the Blue Jays from 1979-83. Gordon describes herself as “a socialist, feminist, hedonist with roots in the sixties, a woman who had marched against the bomb, done drugs, and never, ever even wanted…
They say you are supposed to stop bringing your glove to the park when you're an adult, but they never say anything about not bringing your giant-ass novelty glove with you. This wonderful Pirates fan—grown man that he is—chose to exploit that loophole at last night's Cardinals-Pirates game, and the decision paid off.
You know what, I don't really want to make any jokes or be cynical about this. That girl is just super proud of her boyfriend/husband, and she must love him very much. Happy Friday, everyone.
Remember last night's video of a Dodger Stadium usher swiping a foul ball from a giddy kid at a Dodgers/Phillies game? Yeah, the Dodgers said the usher only swiped a foul ball from a giddy kid temporarily. He was funning with him, you see. The official statement: