Fat fan at Rays game faceplants going for foul ball (GIF)

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There is so much gold in this GIF I just love it.

What we’re looking at here is an overweight fan at the Rays-Yankees game on Friday night who went over the railing and landed on the field trying to get a foul ball during the 7th inning.

What part of the GIF did you like best?

Rays fan

Was it the fact that the dude is wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt to a Rays-Yankees baseball game? His light blue visor styled backwards? The way he flipped over and landed straight on his face? Or how his jiggly belly became exposed as he went man overboard?

I’m going with E, all of the above.

Tipster Arsen D. also says the fan was kicked out but, hey, at least he got a souvenir for his troubles!

GIF via @corkgaines

Young Australian fan throws temper tantrum to get foul ball (Video)

Fans in the land down under like foul balls as much as we do here in America.

The Los Angeles Dodgers took on an Australian all-star team on Thursday in advance of their weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. When a foul ball was sliced down the left-field line in the eighth inning, it wound up in the hands of a stadium security worker. Like we often see here in America, the employee picked a fan to give the ball to. He made a big mistake not giving it to the kid in yellow.


As you can see, the boy wearing yellow threw a temper tantrum. He had good reason to, as the left fielder tried to throw him the ball initially but did not toss it far enough. Fortunately, another fan realized what had happened and gave the kid the ball, turning his frown into an ear-to-ear grin. We hope everyone left the ballpark happy.

H/T Deadspin


Twins mascot catches foul ball in his mouth (GIF)

Twins-mascot-foul-ball-in-mouthThe Minnesota Twins mascot came to play on Tuesday night. Spring training should not be used as an excuse to give less than 100 percent, and TC Bear obviously understands that.

A foul ball was chopped down the third base line in the top of the 7th inning and hopped into the stands. TC somehow tilted his head up and managed to snag the ball in his mouth. It was just as awesome as seeing a fan catch a foul ball in his beer cup.

If TC is doing stuff like this in spring training, who knows what he has in store for the regular season. We can’t wait to find out.

GIF via Cork Gaines

Dad goes after baseball, lets kid in stroller roll away (Video)

Mets fan strollerOne father got a little too excited over the prospect of getting a ball while attending a spring training game between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins on Monday.

Mets outfielder Chris Young launched a ground-rule double to center in the first, and one fan who was chilling on the grassy knoll with his family let go of a stroller to chase after the ball.

Do you think his wife let him have it for letting their son roll away?

Hey, when you have a chance to snag a ball at a game, sometimes nothing else matters. You’re climbing over people sitting next to you, spilling $12 beers and even losing track of children. But if you get that ball, it was all worth it.

Fan at Rockies game catches foul ball in beer cup (Video)

Rockies-fan-beer-cup-catchCatching a foul ball in a beer cup is not unheard of, but it is one of the best power moves in sports. Snagging a baseball in your suds takes serious hand-eye coordination, and we only see it a few times a year — if that. On Tuesday night, a fan at a game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres at Coors Field got the job done.

The gentleman, who had a tremendous beard, hardly drew a chirp from the crowd until people starting realizing his beer was all foamed up for a reason. Naturally, he went on to take a nice big gulp.

How would you rate this guy against this beer cup catch from earlier this year or this fantastic grab from last season?

H/T Deadspin

Young Red Sox fan fools Yankees coach into giving him foul ball (Video)

Red-Sox-fan-fools-Yankees-coachA lucky young Red Sox fan who was sitting behind the New York Yankees’ dugout went home with a foul ball on Saturday, but he had to get creative to land the souvenir. During the third inning of New York’s win over Boston at Fenway Park, Jose Iglesias chopped a foul ball toward the visiting dugout. Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson snagged it and began looking for a fan to toss it to.

That’s when Thomson spotted a young boy who was wearing a Yankees cap and flipped him the ball. The boy, who was wearing a Red Sox hat underneath the Yankees hat, then removed the New York hat and stashed it under his seat.

Of course, there’s a chance Thomson was simply looking for any kid to throw the ball to and not just a Yankees fan. Still, we like to think the clever young fella fooled the visiting coach. It’s much more fun that way.

Video via Boston.com

Amar’e Stoudemire defends punching fire extinguisher: I’m a passionate player

When Amar’e Stoudemire suffered an injury by punching a fire extinguisher during the NBA playoffs, most of us reacted by laughing at his expense. Stoudemire is an NBA superstar who had a lapse in judgment when his team needed him the most, so in many ways he deserved the criticism. However, he says some of the details from the incident are inaccurate. He didn’t actually punch the thing, you dummies.

“It wasn’t a punch at all, actually,” Stoudemire said during an interview with Artrell and Andy on FOX Sports Radio. “It was more like a slap against the wall, but I caught the edge of the fire extinguisher. Some people think I balled my fist up and punched through a glass fire extinguisher, which is totally opposite of the truth. It was more like a smack against the wall, kind of a backhand or a reach back slap across the wall and caught the edge of the fire extinguisher.”

Well in that case — does it really matter? A glance at the gruesome picture Amar’e tweeted of his stitched up hand would seem to indicate he is telling the truth. It was more of an open-handed slap than a punch, but either way it was a bonehead move. Stoudemire also wants everyone to know that the injury was not caused by frustration.

“I think a lot of people confused my passion with frustration,” he explained. “I’m such a passionate player. I want to win so bad to where sometimes I want to win, so I bring my passion and it gets confused with frustration.”

Again, does it matter? We did feel sorry for Amar’e after seeing the injury and knowing that it cost him during the playoffs, but a simple “it was dumb of me” would have sufficed when the hosts asked him about the incident. The fact that it was a slap instead of a punch and done out of passion and not frustration is not going to stop people from wearing this shirt.

Thanks to Sports Radio Interviews for transcribing the interview
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