Choi Jun-seok of the Korean Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears thought he had himself a big time jimmy jack after turning on a fastball up and in on Monday. Choi just destroyed the pitch, hammering it down the line. He absolutely pulverized it and knew he got all of the ball as soon as he hit it. In fact, he even gave an epic bat flip. Unfortunately for Choi, the ball went about 100 feet foul down the line, leaving Choi with nothing but a 1-1 count. His team went on to lose 10-3 to the Lotte Giants.
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Chad Qualls had an ultimate fail moment on Tuesday night.
Qualls allowed a leadoff triple to Marlon Byrd to start the top of the eighth between the Marlins and New York Mets, but he managed to escape the inning without allowing a run, maintaining a 2-2 tie. Naturally, he was pretty pumped after getting out of the jam, and he decided to celebrate with a good old fist pump. It didn’t go well.
Qualls totally snipered as he went to celebrate, falling to the ground as if he had been shot.
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:
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?
So apparently I made ESPN with my fail of a pitch. Lol- Daddy must be so proud.
In the realm of broadcasting graphic fails, this one comes out on top.
This graphic was shown during the middle of the Kansas City Royals telecast on Thursday, and it is full of an absurd amount of errors.
The question: “Which young player would you like to start a franchise with?” is posed to viewers. Putting aside that they end their question with a preposition, it’s embarrassing how badly they bungled this image.
Let’s list all the mistakes.
1) Bryce Harper is erroneously called “Bryce Hunter”
2) Harper is shown as a Detroit Tigers player, not a Washington National
3) Matt Harvey is erroneously called “Matt Jones”
4) Harvey pitches for the New York Mets, not the Baltimore Orioles
5) Manny Machado plays for the Baltimore Orioles, not the Chicago White Sox
6) Mike Trout plays for the Angels, not the New York Yankees
If we missed any other errors in the graphic, please let us know. There has to be more.
One closed caption employee may have had too many dirty thoughts on the mind Saturday.
During the Chicago Cubs-New York Mets game Saturday, the announcers must have been talking about the Chicago Blackhawks hosting a playoff hockey game at the same time that the Cubs were hosting a baseball game, resulting in the closed captioning error seen above.
My guess is the Black Cocks scored more than the Blackhawks, who lost 4-1 to the Red Wings.
50 Cent is no Squints Palledorous. The rapper got pulled in for an impromptu interview with FOX’s Erin Andrews before the Daytona 500 Sunday, and he got hilariously rejected on a kiss attempt after going with the “get a kiss or die trying” strategy.
Andrews was looking to interview Danica Patrick when she spotted 50 and extended her arm to bring him in for the interview. The rapper found the open arm as a welcome invitation to go in for a monster kiss. He came in all puckered up and ready for a big smooch on the lips, but Andrews turned her cheek, leaving 50 hilariously empty-handed. He ended up planting one on Andrews’ cheek after getting “friends-zoned” as BuzzFeed so aptly called it.
Andrews clearly was uncomfortable after being caught off guard. She wasn’t sure which way to go, but she knew a lips kiss wasn’t in the cards. That didn’t seem to bother 50, who continued to follow Andrews even after the kiss rejection. He tried to put his hands on her waist, and then he was caught scoping her backside as she walked in front of him:
Appalachian State center Brian Okam should be proud of himself for grabbing the attention of the Internet with his historically bad free throw attempt on Saturday. The 7-foot tall junior center from Nigeria looked like he had the right idea to use some backspin on his shot, but he just didn’t give the ball quite enough of a push. I mean that ball had a beautiful arc, some nice spin, and had all the makings of a ball shot with a shooter’s touch. Unfortunately it didn’t even go half way to the basket. Well done, Brian, it’s not easy to miss a shot that badly.
One Florida State fan had the best intentions in mind when she painted her face to support the team for its rivalry game against Florida on Saturday, but she learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea to apply writing in the mirror. Guess she never saw that scene with Karen in “Mean Girls.”
Michael Phelps was at XS nightclub in Las Vegas on Monday night, and he appeared to be the hit of the club. As you can see in the video above, the 18-time gold medalist even attempted to go crowd surfing at one point. Unfortunately, his trip in an inflatable raft with a woman did not go so well — the crowd dropped him straight on his butt. That’s a straight party foul on the clubbers, not Phelps. By the way, it looks like the Baltimore native may have been wearing an Orioles cap. If so, those bonus points would negate the crowd surfing fail.