For the record, baseball gloves tend to perform better as catching devices.
Last night’s game in St. Petersburg featured a lengthy delay as a 63-year-old woman was stretchered out of the stadium after being struck in the eye by a foul ball that found its way through a gap in the safety netting.
The Tigers lost today at home to the Pirates, thanks to Justin Verlander giving up seven runs. Tigers fans didn’t have a whole lot to cheer for today, save for a pair of dingers and this guy, Bill Dugan, who caught five foul balls. He even made an off-the-wall catch in the second inning.
Way too many baseball fans got seriously hurt by line-drive foul balls last season, which reignited the debate over whether stadiums should install more safety netting down the baselines. Some crazy people argued that the increase in safety wasn’t worth “obstructing” baseball’s beauty, but MLB has thankfully refused…
I want to know everything about this guy. Does he ever bring his glove to the game? How’d he get such expensive tickets? What is his relationship with the woman next to him? After bungling his first chance, did he say to himself “I’m definitely going to catch the next one that comes my way?” How nervous was he when…
If you don’t have quick hands, the best thing to do when a foul ball is headed your way is move.
So here’s some dickhead wearing a Red Sox cap fighting with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez for a foul ball. Gonzalez won, but he was obviously pretty pissed off. And why shouldn’t he be? The Dodgers aren’t even playing the Red Sox!
We’ve been over the ethics of who deserves baseballs that make their way off the field of play before (consult this flowchart) and so we feel it necessary to illustrate this incident from yesterday’s Diamondbacks-Phillies game, in which a Phillyfan pushes aside an elderly woman to grab Maikel Franco’s first career…
The main thing that an adult needs to remember when attending a baseball game is this: it is of the utmost importance to play it cool if and when a foul ball happens to land nearby. Do not fight with another fan while trying to pull the ball out of a trash can, do not snatch the ball from a child, and do not…
A Bloomberg calculation—which relies on first-aid data from a couple hundred games, information from a lawsuit against the Red Sox, and a study from a medical journal-projects that foul balls and home runs injure 1,750 fans a year at America's stadiums.
This kid was the smoothest person in Fenway Park Friday night. The 12-year-old got a foul ball in the fourth inning of the Blue Jays-Red Sox game, and handed it back to the young girl behind him without any hesitation. She was pretty happy.
Using data collected manually over the last two years, IdealSeat has identified the sections in which fans are most likely to catch foul balls and home runs at four different ballparks, with the rest on the way.
This Red Sox fan just straight-up dove across half the people in his row trying to get a foul ball like he was a member of the secret service trying to take a bullet for the President. He landed on his wife (presumably) and another woman and small child in the adjoining seats. Look how pissed she is!
Chris Rock took in today's Yankees game and grabbed a foul ball near him, but since he's Chris Rock and has no real need for a foul ball, he tossed it to a kid. That kid not only got a souvenir, but a souvenir from Chris Rock. He looks a little young to have seen Big Ass Jokes, though.
This really couldn't have gone worse for the young fan wearing a popcorn tub as a hat.
The guy in the blue Cardinals hat caught a foul ball right behind the visitors' dugout in St. Louis and kindly gave the ball to a sweet and innocent-looking child next to him. Turns out he was sitting next to Max Demian. He quickly took the ball and fired it back onto the field. Here's what I think of kindness!
A Michael Morse foul pop floated into the stands in today's Giants-Brewers game, and when it landed, fans descended upon it like wolves upon prey. While those saps were still looking, one girl behind everyone shot up victoriously with the baseball in her hand.
The video doesn't show this unfortunate Rangers fan getting hit with a foul ball, but we sure as hell get to see the aftermath. His friend got the baseball while he received a nice bruise for his trouble.
After receiving a foul ball, a young Astros fan ran up to his seat. After showing it off to his family, he licked the baseball, and received a prompt slap in the face from his sister (we think).
MLB umpire/country music singer Joe West wasn't nimble enough to avoid Stephen Vogt's foul line drive in Tuesday night's A's-Mets game, so he ended up taking a ball right to the chest. West didn't have the protective equipment of a home-plate umpire, but he was fine.