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Tigers beer vendor catches foul ball in his bucket (Video)

A Detroit Tigers beer vendor made the play of the year on a foul ball Wednesday afternoon. We thought it was remarkable when a Philadelphia Phillies vendor caught a foul ball in his bucket earlier this season, and that guy did it unintentionally. His Tigers counterpart knew exactly what he was doing.

This guy squared up, put his body in front of the ball and made the play.

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That thing was coming in hot, too. Most beer vendors would duck out of the way of an incoming ball since their hands are occupied. Our boy at Comerica Park knew how to improvise.

H/T Big League Stew

Pimp move: Young kid catches foul ball, gives it to older girls (Video)

This young kid is what we call a P.I.T. Heck, his moves are so smooth, he might not even be a pimp in training; I think he’s already there.

This youngster caught a foul ball at the Rangers-Blue Jays game on Saturday, and he made the day for a couple of girls by giving them the ball. Check that, he was so smooth, he actually kept the foul ball and gave them a different one.

You think he had that all planned out? That guy is a boss. Guaranteed he got digits, too. Just look at the reaction from those girls:

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He knows how to make them melt.

Forearm bash to Eye on Baseball

Fan tumbles over seat attempting to catch foul ball (Video)

When baseballs are hit into foul territory, there’s always the possibility of witnessing something entertaining.

cardinals-fan-foul-ballYou could see a person face plant onto concrete or flip over a wall.

During Friday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, a fan thought for sure he was going to catch himself a souvenir. Then, his seat got in the way and ended that idea.

As always, it’s good when the person appears to have escaped injury. A smile and thumbs up are certainly a welcomed sight.

The concentration was there, just a little off on the execution. So close.

Grown man steals ball from young Yankees fan (Video)

We are not even a full month into the 2014 MLB season, and already we have been reminded that people still suck. During Wednesday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, Xander Bogaerts went to flip a baseball into the stands while he was warming up in the on-deck circle. He clearly intended to give it to a little kid, but it ended up in the hands of a grown man.

That grown man, who may have been a Red Sox fan, reached right in front of the kid and snatched it away. We know the Sox and Yankees are rivalries and the kid was a Yankees fan, but let’s not get carried away. It even looked like he taunted the kid with the ball before handing it to someone else.

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The guy who was sitting with the young Yankees fan — possibly his father — said it all with his head shake. Haven’t we learned anything from foul ball thieves like these? It’s just a baseball. Let the kid have it.

Video via Deadspin

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?

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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.

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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