April 01, 2011

Tennis Player Lobs Ball at Crying Baby: After a baby in the crowd was heard wailing during his serve at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Wednesday, Spanish tennis player David Ferrer lost the point and then lobbed a ball into the crowd in the direction of the child (who was not hit). Ferrer went on to lose the match to Mardy Fish.

posted by rcade to tennis at 08:09 AM - 7 comments

Crappy thing for Ferrer to do, but what moron brings a baby to a tennis match?

posted by Demophon at 08:39 AM on April 01

I guess whoever brought the kid couldn't find a sitter.

posted by BornIcon at 09:35 AM on April 01

Or they were used to attending some of the women's tennis matches, where the on-court sound effects are such that no one would notice if you brought a flock of peacocks.

posted by beaverboard at 09:48 AM on April 01

I think the more pressing question here is: how does someone end up named Mardy Fish?

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:19 PM on April 01

Agreed. Equally puzzling and troubling, that name. Exactly which cartoon and/or young adult novel did Mardy spring to existence from? Did it have anything to do with tennis?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:29 PM on April 01

Mardy Fish is an awful name, only a couple of letters away from Moldy Fish.

Brings babies to sporting events is unacceptable to me. One, the kid doesn't want to be there. Two, no one sitting by you wants the kid to be there. Three, you don't enjoy the event with the kid there.

Yeah, I know, little Jimmy is the greatest thing that ever happened in life. Nice, leave the punk at home. At the very least, if your baby starts crying, head for the concession area. No one should be subject to listening to a kid crying.

At the Ranger/Boston game today, they kept showing a family sitting the front row just off third that had an infant (I'd guess 6-8 months) wearing nothing but a diaper and what looked like a full sized headset. Great that they were protecting junior's hearing, but leave him at home.

Beyond that they kept showing the two hot chicks sitting in row 1 directly behind home plate. The blond was always turned sideways and was texting/tweeting someone. I appreciated the eye candy, but WTF? Why go to a game and sit in a prime seat, and not watch? At least "W" was paying attention!

posted by dviking at 09:18 PM on April 01

Whoever has been in a public place with a baby crying and has not wanted to lob a tennis ball or something else at the parents is a better man than me. Maybe he was just giving the parents a souvenir.

posted by graymatters at 11:43 PM on April 01

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