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Minor league fan faceplants into concrete wall for incredible catch (Video)

Fan-faceplants-into-concrete-catchA fan who was sitting in the grassy area beyond center field during a minor league game between the Dayton Dragons and Lake County Captains earlier this week made the catch of the year. We’ve seen professional ballplayers sell out to make a catch before because they’re getting paid to help their teams win, but this guy laid it all on the line for a souvenir.

As the fan saw the home run ball soaring his way, he sprung out of his seat and started jogging toward a wall over his left shoulder. The wall happened to be made of solid steel and concrete and had absolutely no padding on it, but the dude made the catch and went face-first into the barrier anyway.

And when I said he did it for the a souvenir, I meant a souvenir for someone else. As if this guy didn’t already cement himself (no pun intended) as a legend with the catch itself, he then proceeded to hand the ball to a young girl who was sitting near him.

Simply put, this is the stuff legends are made of. We have seen fans accomplish some amazing feats during games when balls come their way, but this guy is in a class of his own.

H/T SI Hot Clicks
Video via Business Insider

Strongest fan at Mets game struggles to open water bottle (Video)

Mets fan water bottle“Sir, I think you’ve got the wrong workout program.”

By far the best video of the weekend.

24-inch biceps and homeboy at the Mets game can’t even open a water bottle? Why don’t you do a few more curls there, Brutus.

John Wall dances like Cousin Terio (Video)

John Wall showed off his best Cousin Terio impression in an awesome video he posted on Instagram over the weekend.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Cousin Terio is an overweight little kid who achieved Internet fame after hilarious Vine videos of him dancing went viral. You can see a compilation of the videos below:

Wall is one of the best dancers in the NBA, as he showed us in the amazing Dougie dance intro. The Washington Wizards guard did his best to contribute to the Cousin Terio fad by sharing this video on Instagram:

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JJ Watt jumps onto 5-foot box, showcases insane vertical leap (Video)

JJ-Watt-box-jumpEver wonder why Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt is so effective at batting down passes? The 24-year-old has the benefit of being 6-foot-5, but he also has an incredible vertical leap.

In a recent video that was posted on YouTube (via Eye on Football), Watt jumped onto a dresser-type thing that was supposedly 59.5 inches tall — or just under 5 feet. Somehow, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year made it look easy.

Is this the first time we have seen a display of freakish athleticism of this magnitude? Not exactly, but videos of amazing vertical leaps like this usually involve defensive backs or wide receivers. Watt had to somehow get his 289-pound frame onto the box from a standstill position. I highly doubt there are many — if any — NFL defensive linemen who could duplicate the feat.

Carly Rae Jepsen makes first pitch Hall of Shame (Video)

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen threw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game, and it did not go well. The Canadian vocalist uncorked a 15-footer that barely made it past the pitching mound. It looked more like a football spike than an attempt at a baseball pitch. Jepsen was definitely embarrassed, because she placed her hands on her face after the dude and then threw her arms up in a sarcastic manner.

This pitch was just doomed from the start. I think Jepsen was trying to get the leadoff batter to hit a grounder, because she went up there with a palm ball grip:

Carly Rae Jepsen

Who’s this girl’s pitching coach? If she wanted to throw a pitch with some sink action, I would have recommended a fastball grip.

Oh well, this doesn’t at all change my opinion of Jepsen. She’s still a great singer and reacted well to the blunder. And it’s not like we haven’t seen awful first pitches from actual athletes. Remember what quarterback Denard Robinson did?

And how you can not like her reaction?

Boston bartender pranks Pittsburgh bar, asks for ‘Owen’ (Video)

Bruins-fan-Owen-prank-callBoston Bruins fans are feeling great these days, and deservedly so. Their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins is far from over, but the first two games of the series could not have gone any better for Claude Julien’s club. Pens fans had to have been disgusted after their team’s 6-1 loss in Game 2 on Monday night, and one Boston bartender decided to kick them while they were down.

In the following video, you will see a corny play on words turned into a phenomenal prank phone call, mainly because of execution. Some bartender in Boston decided — probably with a little pressure from his patrons — to call a bar in Pittsburgh and ask for “Owen.” Who is Owen? Check out the clip, and keep in mind that there is some incredibly offensive language:

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High school player hurdles catcher for amazing run in playoff game (Video)

Sean Nicholson hurdleCalifornia high school baseball player Sean Nicholson scored an incredible run during a CIF playoff game earlier this week when he hurdled the catcher before tagging home plate on his landing.

Nicholson’s Franklin (Elk Grove, Calif.) High School had the bases loaded against top seed Davis on Monday and got a single to right. Nicholson was on second and tried scoring on the hit. The throw home beat him, so Nicholson improvised and went Willie Mays Hayes. “I told you I wasn’t going to slide!”

Franklin won the game 12-3.

Franklin High also shared this awesome photo of the hurdle:

So, how does Nicholson’s hurdle compare to Tony Campana’s awesome dive? And what about this amazing slide? It’s definitely up there. He deserves a lot of credit for his quick reaction.

H/T Prep Rally via SI Hot Clicks