August 11, 2010

How Not to Impress Your Girlfriend at a Baseball Game: A Houston Astros fan in the left field corner dodged a foul ball at the last second Monday night, letting it hit his girlfriend, to the delight of the game's announcers. "She's got the seam marks on her elbow," a sideline reporter told him. "[Y]ou were nowhere to be found."

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:25 PM - 24 comments

That clip was so funny.

posted by bperk at 02:06 PM on August 11

He might not have lost it in the lights if he wasn't wearing his hat like a moron...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:44 PM on August 11

He might not have lost it in the lights if he wasn't wearing his hat like a moron...

Like ballplayers that lose a flyball in the sun while wearing sunglasses on their head. Dumbass!

His girl is hot though

posted by BornIcon at 02:49 PM on August 11

I totally believe that he lost it in the lights while jumping away at the last second.

posted by apoch at 04:40 PM on August 11

girl is hot though

Not really "hot". More like "super-cute".

But he's definitely a douche for his actions and apparel decisions.

posted by grum@work at 05:00 PM on August 11

If you go to a game with a guy that wears his cap in that fashion you should be ready to protect yourself.

/old

posted by justgary at 05:21 PM on August 11

The in-the-stands reporter was hot.

Not buying the lost in the lights excuse because of how he totally jumps like a little girl out of the way right at the very end...if he lost it in the lights he wouldn't know when to react. (my apologies to little girls everywhere)

Yeah, anybody sitting by a doufus wearing their hat like that ought to be ready to protect themselves.

I love how he was totally hanging onto that ball, he should have offered it to her immediately. If she didn't want it, give it to a little kid, anything but hold on to it...he clearly doesn't deserve it!

posted by dviking at 06:15 PM on August 11

He should be ashamed that the lady in white two rows behind him showed way more ball reaction quickness and lateral mobility. She would have gotten the section cleared out before impact if FEMA had given the order.

posted by beaverboard at 06:51 PM on August 11

I totally buy the lost in the lights thing. He's ready for it and then at the last second loses it and flinches. If he wanted to get out of the way, he would have moved a lot sooner. That and he doesn't sound like he's lying when he gives the explanation.

No excuse for the hat, though.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:02 PM on August 11

I think he should have offered all of his three balls to her...what a pussy...regardless of the "hat thing"...and she may not be "hot"...but she sure as hell isn't coyote ugly...

posted by wildbill1 at 07:17 PM on August 11

And he sounds like a twit.

posted by steelergirl at 10:15 PM on August 11

Fowl beau dodges foul ball.

posted by irunfromclones at 01:39 AM on August 12

He's ready for it and then at the last second loses it and flinches.

Yeah, but still. How bad is it going to be? Cover your face and hope it doesn't hit you in the groin. Or vice-versa.

posted by yerfatma at 08:09 AM on August 12

Foul ball girl is breaking up with foul ball guy.

posted by rcade at 11:12 AM on August 12

Foul ball girl is breaking up with foul ball guy.

It's pretty pathetic how some people get their 15 minutes of fame these days.

posted by BornIcon at 12:03 PM on August 12

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:09 PM on August 12

It's pretty pathetic how some people get their 15 minutes of fame these days.

It's not their fault the media went ape over this story. My favorite part of the CBS interview is when she tells Harry Smith it's not news. I think I heard a producer snickering in the background at that remark.

posted by rcade at 12:45 PM on August 12

It's pretty pathetic how some people get their 15 minutes of fame these days.

Wow, we're okay with LeBron James making a spectacle of signing with another team, we're okay with LeBron hosting a raunchy Vegas party for 6 figures despite being filthy rich. Hell, you'd do it for free.

But this young couple is pathetic for daring to appear on a tv show after their misadventure has been used for entertainment by multiple sources?

As a constant apologist for the stars you're damn harsh on the little people. I guess using your fame is okay as long as it includes putting a ball through a hoop.

My favorite part of the CBS interview is when she tells Harry Smith it's not news.

I think my favorite part of the interview is when Harry Smith makes it clear (over and over) that 'boy protect girl, girl not curse'. I half expected him to ask her if her virginity was intact.

posted by justgary at 09:08 PM on August 12

Harry was a dick during that interview. A little bit of ribbing is fine, but he did it over and over to the point it wasn't funny. The guy's not Ahmadinejad. He's a boyfriend who made a funny mistake.

posted by rcade at 09:17 PM on August 12

As a constant apologist for the stars you're damn harsh on the little people.

If not jumping on the band wagon of bashing pro athletes every chance I get makes me an apologist, I'm good with that.

As far as these "little people" go, I just don't think that this douche moving out of the way and letting his former flame get hit by a foul ball is 15 minutes of fame -worthy and the way that the media jumped all over it is what I find pathetic.

posted by BornIcon at 08:43 AM on August 13

Calling him a douche suggests you find more than the media attention pathetic. Are you really suggesting that if a TV show offered to fly you to New York for an interview, the way CBS did for that couple, you'd say no? I've gotten that kind of invite before. You say yes because it's so funny to be asked.

TV is a ravenous infotainment monster that has to be fed 24 hours a day.

posted by rcade at 08:47 AM on August 13

Calling him a douche suggests you find more than the media attention pathetic. Are you really suggesting that if a TV show offered to fly you to New York for an interview, the way CBS did for that couple, you'd say no?

I find the way he wore his hat douchey. I also think that him allowing his girl to get hit by a foul ball and them keeping it instead of giving it to her was a douchey move too.

On a few occasions, I've been invited to do radio interviews and some I've accepted and some I've declined but I can honestly say that I wouldn't accept a TV interview if I was that guy since what he did was douchey in my book.

posted by BornIcon at 10:27 AM on August 13

TV is a ravenous infotainment monster that has to be fed 24 hours a day.

Well said.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:38 AM on August 13

If not jumping on the band wagon of bashing pro athletes every chance I get makes me an apologist

Hey, someone needs to look out for the misunderstood, downtrodden superstar athlete. I get that. I just find it amusing that you're so quick to hate on some guy that you know nothing about other than he had an embarrassing moment and wears his cap funny.

Maybe one day he'll be rich and famous and he'll win your love.

posted by justgary at 10:17 PM on August 13

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