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Father of Astros prospect Conrad Gregor catches son’s home run (Video)

If you noticed that the man in the video above who caught the home run ball was particularly happy about it, there’s a good reason for that: that was Marty Gregor who made the catch, and it was his son, Conrad, who hit the home run. True story.

Marty Gregor home run catchMarty Gregor and his wife decided to make the trip from Carmel, Indiana, to Davenport, Iowa, to watch their son’s weekend series at Cedar Rapids. They were rewarded for the long drive by witnessing their son’s first home run for the Quad Cities Bandits, and Marty just so happened to be in the right spot to make a great snag for the souvenir.

Conrad was a 4th-round pick by Houston last year out of Vanderbilt. He batted .289/.379/.385 in 74 games with low-A Tri City last year, and he’s batting .299/.410/.414 in 43 games with Single-A Quad Cities this season. His 3-run shot on Saturday helped the Bandits beat Cedar Rapids 5-2.

“It’s a little unbelievable, but I’m glad my parents were here to see it,” Gregor told the Quad-City Times, “and when I got back to the dugout, I heard he made a pretty good catch.”

Congrad’s manager thinks there was something special at work with the home run.

We have to agree. Look at that proud dad!

Prince Amukamara partying at a Bar Mitzvah may be best Instagram video ever

Prince Amukamara InstagramWithout further ado, we present you quite possibly the best Instagram video of all time. Prince Amukamara raging at a Bar Mitzvah while “Turn down for what” plays in the background.

His caption?

“Bar Mitzvahs are no joke!!!”

Darn right. Those middle schoolers don’t turn down for anything!

And Prince was apparently quite popular with the pre-teen girls:

H/T Kegs n Eggs

Gregg Popovich cracks great Serge Ibaka joke (Video)

Gregg PopovichGregg Popovich may come across as a super-serious, no-nonsense dude — and he is that most of the time — but he also has a pretty darn good sense of humor, too.

Pop was asked after his San Antonio Spurs lost Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday about the status of Manu Ginobili, who left the game late, and he gave a medical update of sorts. The great part was he seized the opportunity to crack the perfect Serge Ibaka joke.

“He’ll be fine,” said Pop.

Then, after reconsidering for a few seconds, Pop offered this:

“Or, he’s out for the rest of the playoffs.”

Ibaka, of course, was said to be out for the postseason after injuring his calf against the Clippers. Though he missed Games 1 and 2 of the Spurs series, he returned and played brilliantly in Game 3.

Gotta love Pop.

Fan takes selfie of himself giving Lance Stephenson the finger (Video)

Is this what the world has come to?

Welcome to 2014, y’all, where fans pay for courtside seats for the purpose of taking a selfie while flipping an opposing player the bird. And this dude certainly struck gold by giving Lance Stephenson the finger during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

I think this is going to become a trend.

Lance Stephenson finger selfie

Beer vendor catches foul ball in tub on top of his head (Video)

On some occasions, it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. That was the case for Citizens Bank Park vendor Earl Chaney on Saturday.

citizens-bank-beer-vendorChaney was making his rounds during an at-bat by Carlos Ruiz when the Philadelphia Phillies catcher hit a ball into foul territory. The ball made it over the arm of a young fan with a baseball glove and into the beer tub on the top of Chaney’s head, which prompted a rousing ovation from those close by.

Of all the places that baseball could have landed, a tub on the head of a beer vendor. What are the odds?

Chaney, who has been working at the stadium since 2004, told CSN he was trying to get out of the way and the ball was “just there.” A simple answer, but that’s probably the most accurate way to describe it, because how else would you?

Definitely a better experience for Chaney than the time he recalled getting hit by a foul ball.

Miguel Cabrera touches Adrian Beltre’s head, gets punched in nuts in return (Video)

Miguel Cabrera was feeling a little saucy on Friday night and decided to tempt fate by touching Adrian Beltre’s head. And you all know what happens if you touch Beltre’s head — you’re going to get a boot up your butt in return.

Cabrera doubled for the Tigers against the Rangers in the third and advanced to third on a groundout. While hanging out on the bag, he struck up a conversation with Beltre. Then he looked down to create a diversion, and when Beltre wasn’t paying attention, he did the unspeakable.

Miguel Cabrera Adrian Beltre

Beltre smacked Cabrera with his glove in return, and then followed up with a nut punch. Miggy hit back at Beltre’s nuts, making it look like a couple of third graders quibbling on the playground at recess.

Gotta love it when a bunch of grown men play around like kids.

Louisiana Lafayette pitcher Christina Hamilton wears sick Rick Vaughn glasses

Christina Hamilton glasses

Louisiana Lafayette has one of the top softball teams in the country, and one of their star players is junior pitcher Christina Hamilton. Hamilton also happens to have a pretty unique look in the circle that any sports fan has to appreciate. Hamilton wears black, plastic, horned-rimmed glasses just like Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn did in “Major League.”

Unlike Vaughn, though, Hamilton’s glasses are lens-less.

As they described on ESPNU during ULL’s super regional game with Arizona Friday, Hamilton began wearing the lens-less glasses during a summer league game in high school as a joke. One of the lenses popped out on her sunglasses and a teammate said, “you’re not going to go out there like that, are you?” In response, Hamilton popped out the other lens and went out to pitch. It’s been her signature look ever since.

The Christina Hamilton glasses have even become a popular look among the Ragin’ Cajun fans:

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