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Fan wrestles bat away from guy with neck brace (GIF)

What’s worse than two grown men wrestling over a souvenir at a baseball game? One grown man wrestling a souvenir away from another grown man who is wearing a neck brace. The latter happened during Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox.

With the Angels trailing 5-0 in the eighth inning of a game they would later come back to win, Adam Dunn lost the grip on his bat and it went flying into the stands. Two men got their hands on it, one of who was wearing a neck brace. Guess who won the ensuing battle?

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No, it wasn’t the guy who could only turn his head about 25 degrees or so.

Last month, we saw a fan practically choke another fan out while wrestling for a bat that had gone flying into the stands. Situations like this get more pathetic every time we see them.

GIF via The Score

Fan puts fellow fan in headlock while fighting over bat (GIF)

Two grown men who were sitting near the field during Saturday night’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers got into a pretty disturbing struggle over a souvenir. When Edwin Encarnacion’s bat accidentally went flying into the stands, a number of fans got their hands on it. Two of them had no interest in letting go.

It seemed clear that the bat had almost landed in the lap of the gentleman with the goatee, but the dude behind him wasn’t going down without a fight. In fact, it looked for a moment like he was going to use the bat to strangle the guy in front of him while wrestling it away.

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Goatee guy eventually got the lumber, but was that little dust-up really necessary? You’re grown men — try to act like it.

GIF via The Score
H/T LBS friend Arsen

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

Grown woman cries hysterically after not getting Robert Griffin’s autograph (Video)

Kimberly-Lewis-RG3-autographThe Washington Redskins kicked off their official training camp this week, and all eyes were on Robert Griffin III. For starters, fans wanted to see how Griffin looks coming off reconstructive knee surgery. As expected, he was also one of the most popular targets for fans who were seeking autographs. One grown woman wanted RG3′s John Hancock worse than any young child in the Washington, DC area.

Kimberly Lewis posted a pathetic video on YouTube Thursday and contacted CBS 6 in Richmond to share what she perceived as an earth-shattering experience at Redskins practice. Like many other anxious fans, she was unable to score RG3′s autograph. As you can see from the dramatic production above, no one handled it worse than Lewis did.

“I’m so heartbroken right now,” she whined while wiping her face. “I can’t believe the Redskins would do this to their fans. I’ve been here since 6:30 this morning. I just wanted an autograph.”

Like our friend Jimmy Traina of SI’s Hot Clicks, we’re praying this video is fake. This has to be a successful attempt at creating a viral video, because there’s no possible way a grown woman could react like that to an autograph snubbing. Even 10-year-olds know the odds of getting a player’s autograph are slim when thousands of fans are vying for the same thing.

If Lewis was simply being a troll, she executed it perfectly. This is probably the funniest video we’ve seen since that dude told everyone to leave Bill Belichick alone.

New York Red Bulls offer to pay fans to stop chanting ‘You suck a–hole’

New-York-Red-Bulls-fansMajor League Soccer fans have adopted a rather vulgar tradition over the past several years of chanting “You suck a–hole!’ at opposing goalies as they launch goal kicks down the field. The tradition has become popular among supporters at several MLS stadiums, and the league has tried tirelessly to put a stop to it. The New York Red Bulls announced a new plan earlier this week.

According to Sports Illustrated, the Red Bulls have notified their three fan groups — the Empire Supporters Club, the Garden State Ultras and the Viking Army — that they will give the groups $500 each for every home game they go without belting out the “YSA” chant. However, the money can only be earned in $2,000 increments, meaning there has to be a string of four-straight games without the chant.

“We can use this money for reimbursement for nearly anything we do, from buying batteries for the megaphone to offsetting costs for bus trips,” the Empire Supports Club told SI on Monday.

Real Salt Lake has also warned their fans to put a stop to the YSA chants, although the team is not offering any monetary reward.

“We’re trying to appeal to our fans’ sense of class,” RSL VP of Communications Trey Fitz-Gerald said. “We’ve got this ‘Believe’ chant that is awesome. We are the only club in the 100-plus year history of American soccer to have a team anthem created by one of its own fans. We think that raises the bar a little bit. We think we should try to hold ourselves to a higher standard and not use ‘YSA’.”

Both RSL and New York have sent letters to fans warning them of the priviledges that could be taken away if they continue the YSA chant, including the loss of flags, banners, smoke bombs and the revocation of parking passes and other luxuries given to the groups.

Why the desperation? As Deadspin pointed out, MLS’s television deals with ESPN, NBC and Univision all expire after 2014. If the league wants to present itself as a family-friendly form of entertainment, the YSA chant weakens its position. The Red Bulls may be onto something with the money, but I doubt other team’s fans are going to stop. Like a high school girl whose daddy told her not to go out with the 18-year-old boy, it’s just more fun when someone forbids you from doing it.

An example of the chant it below, though it is obviously NSFW:

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Mariners fan catches foul ball in beer cup, chugs the beer (Video)

Fan-catches-foul-ball-in-beerThat didn’t take long. The 2013 MLB season is less than two weeks young, but fans have already started doing some pretty amazing things. No, we’re not talking about that guy who rushed the field in Toronto and slid into second base. Instead, Wednesday brought us a dude catching a foul ball in his beer cup and pounding the beer.

Unheard of? Hardly. In fact, this has pretty much become an annual tradition across baseball. Last year, we saw a Padres fan do the exact same thing, albeit with a larger beer cup. The difference here is that the Mariners fan seemed a bit more reckless, opting to pretty much wear half of the foamy beer on what looked like a chilly night in Seattle.

We call that commitment. He knew he was going to make it onto the highlight reel. Might as well go all out.

Nebraska fan gets Cornhuskers logo tattoo on his butt after lost bet (Picture)

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Another day, another tattoo on someone’s ass as a result of a lost bet. We see this all too often nowadays, but for some reason it seems to retain its shock value. The latest victim participant of this disturbing trend is a gentleman named Andrew Dillon, who as you can see got the Nebraska logo tattooed on his hind quarters.

Dillon shared a slightly more revealing photo of the tattoo (which can be seen here) on his Twitter account to silence the doubters. He later informed our friends at Black Sports Online that the tattoo was the result of a lost bet, and provided some details about the bet to Larry Brown Sports.

“(The bet) was whether or not I could take a girl home from the bar,” Dillon told LBS. “Which, of course, I didn’t.”

Does he regret that he has a Nebraska logo permanently on his rear end now (unless of course he wants to pay big bucks for laser removal)? Not even even a little bit.

“No regrets at all,” he said. “First and only tattoo and it’s the Huskers, which I love. It’s the only tattoo I’ve ever considered.”

Whether it be a tattoo of Dirk Nowitzki, the Bill Walsh coaching tree, the score of a Texas A&M-Alabama game, or a Nebraska “N,” it’s obvious this ass tattoo thing isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Lord help us all.