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2012-07-02 12:55:37 PM
What's everybody giggling about at the end?
 
2012-07-02 01:00:47 PM
Heh, I liked the slow motion. You could see about a quarter second before it hits, she suddenly realizes "ohhh shiat" and tries to lift her hands up, but it was TOO LATE.
 
2012-07-02 01:08:49 PM
What is with all the violence against judges in tennis lately?? And by "all" I obviously mean "2 instances", but it's enough to start a CNN investigation if you ask me.
 
2012-07-02 01:35:27 PM
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2012-07-02 01:46:55 PM
ouch. I hope she won't lose the eye or have serious sight issue. :(
 
2012-07-02 02:18:55 PM
Health and Safety to require face masks in 3.... 2...
 
2012-07-02 02:19:02 PM
Ladies, head down is the way to Dodge since top of the head is the hardest part if the body
 
2012-07-02 02:23:10 PM
The best part is the "OHHH!" sound from the crowd when the ball connects.
 
2012-07-02 02:29:49 PM
God damn, that looked like it hurt. Hope she's okay.
 
2012-07-02 02:31:12 PM
It was kind of mean of the head judge to rush over there saying "Are you gonna cry now? Huh? You gonna cry big girl?"

/jk she shook it off like a trooper.
 
2012-07-02 02:40:01 PM
I always found the usually chilly, stern and emotionless demeanor of either the line judges or ball girls/boys in tennis to be really eerie. I understand they kinda have to keep quiet and keep the game moving, but normally they come off like robots.

Whether I'm seriously injured by it or not, If I'm hit anywhere in the face by a 100+ mph serve, I'm probably saying FAAARK at the top of my lungs, at least.
 
2012-07-02 02:44:12 PM

ThatGuyGreg: What's everybody giggling about at the end?


Came here to ask this.
 
2012-07-02 02:46:11 PM
Good news is she now qualifies to be an umpire in MLB!
 
2012-07-02 02:51:58 PM

hp6sa: Health and Safety to require face masks in 3.... 2...


They look very upperclass in their sweater uniforms, but is there any reason for them to not wear safety goggles or be replaced with a camera?
 
2012-07-02 02:59:56 PM
"You get hit in the face by balls like a girl."
 
2012-07-02 03:01:41 PM

hp6sa: Health and Safety to require face masks in 3.... 2...


Would this be a bad thing? I'm surprised that they don't already wear saftey glasses or goggles, afterall they're standing right where the balls are going.
 
2012-07-02 03:31:31 PM
it was nice that the player treated her as a human, quickly walking over to check on her.
 
2012-07-02 03:43:14 PM
You're fine! Rub some dirt on it and get back in there!
 
2012-07-02 03:54:09 PM
They should use that nifty technology so I can see precisely where that ball landed on her face.
 
2012-07-02 03:59:37 PM

LeroyBourne: They should use that nifty technology so I can see precisely where that ball landed on her face.


Back, and to the right. Back, and to the right.
 
2012-07-02 04:22:06 PM
that other judge runs like a Welshman
 
2012-07-02 04:23:24 PM

Lumbar Puncture: hp6sa: Health and Safety to require face masks in 3.... 2...

Would this be a bad thing? I'm surprised that they don't already wear saftey glasses or goggles, afterall they're standing right where the balls are going


And a helmet. I worked in an ER and the things a concussion can do would make your head swim.
 
2012-07-02 04:39:54 PM
I feel for her. It looked like she really wanted to stay out there.

"No problem. Thank you. No, I am fine"
*fark! MY farkING EYE!*
"No, I said I was fine....really"

/Tsonga was a good about it
 
2012-07-02 04:41:11 PM
Her husband is going to get a lot of weird looks when they are out in public for the next week or so.

Stranger: "Ma'am, how did you get that black eye?"
Judge: "A tennis ball hit me in the eye"
Stranger: looks at her husband with suspicious look.
 
2012-07-02 05:06:45 PM

Whatthefark: Her husband is going to get a lot of weird looks when they are out in public for the next week or so.

Stranger: "Ma'am, how did you get that black eye?"
Judge: "A tennis ball hit me in the eye"
Stranger: looks at her husband with suspicious look.


It's amazing how quickly people assume it's the spouse. My mom got in a bad wreck one time and ended up with two black eyes (she got lucky, rolled it bad and that was the worst injury). Tons of people would ask her if she's alright while shooting daggers at my dad. At least half-a-dozen secretly tried to give her a shelter number, and one cashier wrote the number to a women's shelter on the back of her reciept.

/Dad thought it was hilarious
 
2012-07-02 05:16:34 PM
NOT NEWS: Woman hit in eye with ball NEWS: Not the one you think
 
2012-07-02 05:17:02 PM

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You're killin' me, Smalls!
 
2012-07-02 05:20:58 PM

DoomDoomDoom: NOT NEWS: Woman hit in eye with ball NEWS: Not the one you think


You're right, I would have guessed a baseball
 
2012-07-02 05:28:58 PM
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2012-07-02 05:34:12 PM

Muta: Lumbar Puncture: hp6sa: Health and Safety to require face masks in 3.... 2...

Would this be a bad thing? I'm surprised that they don't already wear saftey glasses or goggles, afterall they're standing right where the balls are going

And a helmet. I worked in an ER and the things a concussion can do would make your head swim.


You mean like waking up in the middle of the night, trying to piss on the kitchen table, almost punching Mrs. Blessed in the face for not finding me a clean toilet, and then pissing on the floor? No alcohol involved in that debacle.
 
2012-07-02 06:46:40 PM
A soft, squishy tennis ball? Meh. Put in her a jai alai court.

Just kidding, of course. But any chance for me to mention the death-wish sport of jai alai is a bonus!
 
2012-07-03 04:02:54 AM
Now she'll have a good story to tell the grandkids about her time at Wimbledon then will take out the glass eye to prove it to them.
 
2012-07-03 04:12:02 PM
It was nice of Michael Scott to come out and see if she was OK.
 
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