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Hooters ballgirl refuses to move as player chases foul ball (Video)

Hooters-ballgirl-foul-ballThe Hooters ballgirl that has been shagging balls during the Philadelphia Phillies’ spring training games this year officially went from doing too much to doing too little earlier this week. Last week, the young lady confidently fielded what she thought was a foul ball and handed it to a fan, only to later realize she had picked up a ball that was in play.

This time, the same young lady (or another young lady who looks strikingly similar) decided she was simply going to park it rather than risk picking up a live ball. The problem is she dangerously got in the way of a player who was chasing down a fly ball in foul territory. Typically the ballboy or ballgirl will stand up and grab their chair to get out of the way, but that didn’t seem to be an option here.

I don’t know if having a Hooters girl serve as a ballgirl has helped sell tickets, but I think all the players would agree at this point that the experiment has not gone well.

H/T Hardball Talk

Hooters ballgirl mistakenly fields live ball at Phillies game (Video)

Hooters ballgirlAnother spring training, another error committed by a Hooters ballgirl at a Phillies game.

The Philadelphia Phillies make their spring training home in Clearwater, Fla., which is 1.5 miles away from the original Hooters, which was established in 1983. As a result, the Phillies have a nice deal going where they use Hooters girls to guard the lines at spring training games.

On Saturday, the Hooters girl working the left field line mistakenly fielded a live ball in the top of the sixth inning. Tampa Bay Rays DH Shelley Duncan hit a ground ball down the line that was fair, but Hooters girl Priscilla fielded it and tossed it to a fan. Duncan was awarded a double without even having to challenge the left fielder, leading Rays manager Joe Maddon to praise the ballgirl.

“She moved her feet well,” Maddon said, via The Tampa Bay Times. “I thought she presented her hands to the ball very well also. The overall package was very, um, efficient.”

You can always count on Maddon for a solid quote. And you can always count on a mistake from a Hooters ballgirl at a Phillies spring training game. Remember this one from last year? At least we should give credit to Priscilla for fielding the ball well and generously giving a fan a souvenir.

H/T Busted Coverage

Kirk Cousins called ‘Kurt’ in autograph signing promo (Picture)

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Kirk Cousins was generous enough to give some time last month to do an autograph signing. The only problem is his name was misspelled on a promotional item.

In case you were wondering, the former Michigan State and current Washington Redskins quarterback is Kirk, not “Kurt,” as it said in the promo.

Cousins took the blunder in stride.

We’re guessing that promo item came from Cousins’ Feb. 23 in-store autograph signing at Legends Sports & Games in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kurt, Kirk, it’s all the same. Surely Magic Johnson can understand the error.

H/T Danny (@recordsandradio)

Wizards announcer hilariously mistakes airball for game-winner (Video)

Wizards missWizards TV announcer Steve Buckhantz made a pretty hilarious blunder at the end of Washington’s 96-95 loss to the Detroit Pistons Wednesday.

The Wizards were down by one and had a last chance to win the game. The ball went into the hands of Trevor Ariza who attempted a corner three for the game. The ball hit the net, so Buckhantz thought it went in for the game-winner and reacted accordingly, screaming out “dagger!” He went on for at least 10 seconds thinking the Wizards had just won it, talking about a “miraculous comeback,” apparently not noticing that the Wizards players were walking off the floor with a sullen mood.

On a delayed reaction, Buckhantz finally said, “They’re saying it did not go.”

Yeah, just a little late to the party there, Buck.

To be fair, from the original angle, it did look like the shot fell.

Chest bump to Pro Basketball Talk

Singer Jeff Fuller screws up national anthems at Blue Jays game (Video)

Poor Jeff Fuller. The tenor was supposed to sing the national anthems for Canada and the US prior to the Toronto Blue Jays-Houston Astros spring training game on Wednesday, but he botched both versions.

As captured in the video above, Fuller stumbled while singing “O Canada.” According to USA Today, Fuller screwed it up the first time he tried singing it and just started over. But after messing up the second time, he reportedly moved right on to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Though the video doesn’t show it, USA Today says Fuller also stumbled while singing the US national anthem but managed to regroup and finish.

The crowd treated him well and still applauded despite the mistakes. Toronto manager John Gibbons reportedly gave Fuller a pat on the back.

When it comes to singing in front of a large audience, it doesn’t matter how many times one practices a song, because there’s no accounting for how someone will perform under pressure.

H/T BuzzFeed Sports

News anchor asks Mo Farah if he’s ever raced before (Video)

We’re not exactly experts in the field of TV, but there is one thing we do know: If you’re going to be conducting an interview, it’s always advised that you actually do some preparation about your subject ahead of time. That way you don’t end up asking an Olympic gold medalist if he’s ever run before.

Mo Farah was a star at the London Olympics, taking home the gold medal in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races for the host country. His story was pretty well known for people who followed the Summer Games. WDSU anchor LaTonya Norton must not have been paying attention then, or done any research now, because she didn’t seem to be aware of Farah’s accomplishments.

Farah ran a course record in the Rock ‘N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon Sunday, finishing in one hour, 59 seconds. He did an interview with Norton after his win, and she came off as clueless.

“Haven’t you run before? This isn’t your first time …” she said during her questions.

“What does it take to prepare for a marathon like this?” she asked, apparently unaware that it was a half marathon.

Credit Farah for handling the whole thing nicely. He let Norton off the hook on all questions and tried to answer as best as he could.

H/T Deadspin

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George Stephanopoulos confuses Bill Russell for Morgan Freeman (Picture)

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Apparently Morgan Freeman is a big Boston Celtics fan. Who knew? Wait, that’s not Morgan Freeman. The legendary actor may be a green teamer for all we know, but that would be Celtics legend Bill Russell.

Russell attended Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration on Monday morning, and George Stephanopoulos accidentally identified him as Freeman during ABC’s telecast of the event. One is a Hall of Fame actor and one is a Hall of Fame basketball player. Russell has more NBA championship rings than fingers. Freeman’s award shelf looks much different.

Aside from the fact that they are both older African-American men with facial hair, Russell and Freeman have very little in common. Rough miscue for Stephanopoulos. It happens.

Photo via @bubbaprog