Lifelong Oakland Athletics fans younger than 28 years old have never seen their team make a World Series appearance. Various A’s teams have been spunky and overachieving and paradigm-altering in their strategic cheapness, but lately they have just been bad. But it makes sense that the team whose approach to numbers…
The rule for catching a foul ball in your beer is simple: chug. The rule for catching a foul ball in your glove that is, for some reason, crammed full of popcorn is... not so simple, though there’s certainly a decent case to be made for don’t fill your glove with popcorn in the first place.
Tonight’s Mariners-Giants game was rough for quite a few people. There’s Felix Hernandez, who allowed eight runs in four innings on the way to a 10-1 loss; there’s all of the Seattle fans who had to watch that; and there’s this guy, who brought his glove to the game but completely whiffed on this foul ball, and the…
The first rule for being a cool and chill ballgame attendee is don’t get blackout drunk and puke on people. The second rule is don’t pursue a home run ball as if you are a seagull that just caught sight of a bread crumb. These fans in Arizona failed to follow the second rule last night:
A young Rangers fan learned the hard way tonight that parents, no matter how fierce their love and how hard they may try, are not perfect. The moment in question here—his father’s noble but unsuccessful attempt to get him a foul ball.
Even if you’re at a minor league game between the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Clinton LumberKings, the rules are the same: If you catch a foul ball in your beer cup, you have to chug that shit.
Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Pirates-Braves game featured a cameo by a security guard who takes his job way, way too seriously.
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!