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(Deadspin)   When a girl gets a ball to the face, the boyfriend is usually the one to blame   (deadspin.com) divider line 74
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2013-04-03 09:53:04 AM
Sorry, but unless that girl is some sort of retard or something, it's up to her to GTFO.

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?
 
2013-04-03 10:14:47 AM
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2013-04-03 10:35:02 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Sorry, but unless that girl is some sort of retard or something, it's up to her to GTFO.

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?


Look, there are certain obligations of a boyfriend.  Kill spiders, go to chick flicks, snuggle on demand, and keep strange balls out of her face.
 
2013-04-03 10:35:03 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Sorry, but unless that girl is some sort of retard or something, it's up to her to GTFO.

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?


He was standing in front of her and moved just in time for it to hit her.  Kind of hard for her to react.  This guy went full on douche.
 
2013-04-03 10:40:12 AM
Just one?

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2013-04-03 10:52:36 AM
Maybe she should be paying attention.
 
2013-04-03 11:02:10 AM
haha loser. no sex for him last night
 
2013-04-03 11:11:55 AM

Freakin Rican: haha loser. no sex for him last night


maybe they are married...so...no sex on almost all nights and no chance of his balls hitting her anywhere in the face...need more info.
 
2013-04-03 11:12:16 AM
That wasn't a sharply-hit foul ball.  I could see freaking out and dodging that.  If you're watching the game at all, you catch a home run ball.
 
2013-04-03 11:19:14 AM
If only the ball made a sound coming off the bat that would alert people to the fact that something has happened.
 
2013-04-03 11:27:40 AM

Altair: He was standing in front of her and moved just in time for it to hit her.  Kind of hard for her to react.  This guy went full on douche.


She was sitting at a table. If he was standing in front of her, then he's standing in the table, in which case he's non-corporeal and couldn't possibly catch the ball because it would go right through him. Think, man!
 
2013-04-03 11:29:12 AM
Oh no!  What about her date with Doug tonight?
 
2013-04-03 11:30:17 AM
Similar thing happened to me once. Ball was coming straight at the guy in front of me for a homerun. At the last second he ducked. I reached for it but missed since it was about knee level at that point (and i wasnt expecting him to cower). Hit my then-girlfriend (now wife) on the calf.

I still get shiat about it whenever we goto a ballgame.
 
2013-04-03 11:31:07 AM
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Amateur
 
2013-04-03 11:49:26 AM
Pete Kozma hitting 465 ft taters?
 
2013-04-03 11:49:41 AM
Yes she should be paying attention, yes he's a douche for ducking out of the way, and if they're dating they won't be much longer.
 
2013-04-03 11:58:51 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Sorry, but unless that girl is some sort of retard or something, it's up to her to GTFO.

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?


Done in 1
 
2013-04-03 12:04:51 PM
Pussy.
 
2013-04-03 12:07:34 PM
ThatGuyGreg:

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?

I've had the shape of baseball stitches bruised into my hand from trying to catch a ball in Fenway.  Depending on the speed of the ball and the weather, I'd consider letting one go.  I don't think I'd let it hit someone in the face, though.  This is one of those tests you actually need to take in order to truly know what you'd do.
 
2013-04-03 12:08:44 PM
"how about that pop"

indeed, announcer, indeed
 
2013-04-03 12:08:57 PM
We all know females like to hold grudges.  30 years from now they will be in an argument: "Just like the time you let that baseball hit me???!!!"

/misogyny
//it's fun
 
2013-04-03 12:12:16 PM
Yes, the guy looked like an idiot. But come on folks, the defensive position the woman took, was to cover her face with her hands.

This is, quite possibly, the worst thing you can do to avoid any accident ever, anywhere.

-10 to the man for moving
-25 to the woman for stupid
 
2013-04-03 12:19:36 PM
"a ball to the face"

what is she, Lance Armstrong's girlfriend?
 
2013-04-03 12:26:31 PM
My father used to take me to OHL games (kinda like university hockey but in Ontario but not the same as slavery and not run by schools) when I was a kid.  I liked to sit behind the visitor's goal and high up enough that we'd be  more or less level with the glass.  He told me before every game that I had better pay attention whenever the play was coming towards us because he couldn't guarantee that I wouldn't get a puck in the head.

I was 10 and able to accomplish that.

/CSB:  There was one game where a point shot got tipped a few feet away from the blue line and I had to duck out of the way.  I would have been fine, but my pa's reaction was to catch it.  Luckily his hands are made of scar tissue and leather (he works with sheet metal as part of his job) and he showed me his hand after he caught it.  The puck was rotating enough that the rubber actually made a black imprint on his palm when he caught it.  I was duly impressed, and I still am to this day
 
2013-04-03 12:28:47 PM
Maybe she was so wasted she couldn't get up. I know that's how I usually get at Brewers games.
 
2013-04-03 12:33:20 PM

Altair: ThatGuyGreg: Sorry, but unless that girl is some sort of retard or something, it's up to her to GTFO.

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?

He was standing in front of her and moved just in time for it to hit her.  Kind of hard for her to react.  This guy went full on douche.


It looked like he was sitting on the other side of the table, and she ducked down right into the path of the ball.  A couple of years ago we we skiing and I threw a snowball as high as I could up into the air.  My wife freaked out and ran to the other side of the parking lot.  Where it landed right on top of her head as she was running.  To this day she insists it was my fault.
 
2013-04-03 12:34:54 PM
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Boyfriend might have broken his thumb.
 
2013-04-03 12:38:33 PM
If players wear gloves, fans have the right to wear gloves. Especially for line drives hit foul, some of those can be nasty.

If you want to prove how macho you are and impress everyone with your high tolerance for pain by catching a ball with no glove on, that's on you.

And if you want no part of a batted ball, MOVE THE FARK OUT OF THE WAY.
 
2013-04-03 12:43:38 PM
Didn't something just like this happen on a foul ball last year? IIRC she dumped him shortly thereafter.
 
2013-04-03 12:44:29 PM
I wear full goalie gear to hockey games.
 
2013-04-03 01:05:48 PM
Not impressed:
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2013-04-03 01:09:31 PM
My fiancee is a huge, HYOOGE baseball fan. I'm pretty sure that in the same situation, she would've pushed me out of the way so she could catch it.
 
2013-04-03 01:10:18 PM

Nana's Vibrator: ThatGuyGreg:

That said, what kind of pansy doesn't try to catch that ball?

I've had the shape of baseball stitches bruised into my hand from trying to catch a ball in Fenway.  Depending on the speed of the ball and the weather, I'd consider letting one go.  I don't think I'd let it hit someone in the face, though.  This is one of those tests you actually need to take in order to truly know what you'd do.


That wasn't a scorcher down the line, it was practically dead center field. I'll usually take my hat off to use as a mitt if I think I've got a chance.
 
2013-04-03 01:19:56 PM

Third Leg: Not impressed:
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That's not a bat flying into the stands, it's just an intoxicated African American angrily beating an old white man with a baseball bat.
 
2013-04-03 01:24:23 PM

ThatGuyGreg: That wasn't a scorcher down the line, it was practically dead center field. I'll usually take my hat off to use as a mitt if I think I've got a chance.


Hell, that deep?  It probably would have been catchable if you used your mitt as a hat and barehanded it.  How many of us have played baseball and accidentally caught a faster ball in the palm of the glove rather than the webbing? It hurts a bit, but it's not going to tear your hand off and send it flying.
 
2013-04-03 01:28:39 PM

WhiskeySticks: Third Leg: Not impressed:
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That's not a bat flying into the stands, it's just an intoxicated African American angrily beating an old white man with a baseball bat.


An attractive and successful one?
 
2013-04-03 01:33:35 PM
I think the boyfriend gets some redemption for checking that she was ok before seeing if he could get the ball.  Still you have got to make an attempt at catching it.
 
2013-04-03 01:41:26 PM
I would've most likely have my glove with me.
I even more likely would've called for it like I was in little league again.
And not feel a bit ashamed.
 
2013-04-03 01:48:42 PM
CSB:

Used to catch in high school.  Took a few foul tips off the throwing hand on hit and run attempts when I was moving the hand up for a quich throw should the batter whiff.  1 dislocation and 4 broken fingers over the course of a few years.  It stings a bit for an hour or so and yeah I've had the stitch marks from the ball but they go away.  And that's about as hard as your going to ever get hit in the hand barring a batter faking a bunt and lining one right at a fielder moving in.

End CSB

The moral is, it only hurts for a little bit so you don't NEED a glove because dropping it doesn't risk a baserunner or run.  AND if you save your GF from a broken nose and end up with a break in your hand, she's pretty much obligated to make it steak and BJ day EVERYDAY until the splint comes off.

Depending on your age and location of break that's about 3 weeks.
 
2013-04-03 02:42:42 PM
Two things to keep in mind here:

1) It was a line drive. Line drives tend to carry due to the back spin.
2) It was to center(ish) field. Balls hit to center field are the hardest to judge (I've played all three outfield positions).

So my guess is that the ball was hit and It looked like to the couple from their vantage point like a routine fly out. Next thing they know it's right on top of them and there really wasn't time to think...
 
2013-04-03 02:43:08 PM
Would've turned out better if she was with this guy:

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2013-04-03 02:45:20 PM

iamskibibitz: Two things to keep in mind here:

1) It was a line drive. Line drives tend to carry due to the back spin.
2) It was to center(ish) field. Balls hit to center field are the hardest to judge (I've played all three outfield positions).

So my guess is that the ball was hit and It looked like to the couple from their vantage point like a routine fly out. Next thing they know it's right on top of them and there really wasn't time to think...


If you think that was a line drive, you have played zero outfield positions.
 
2013-04-03 03:06:19 PM
Could have been worse


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2013-04-03 03:11:24 PM

iamskibibitz: Two things to keep in mind here:

1) It was a line drive. Line drives tend to carry due to the back spin.
2) It was to center(ish) field. Balls hit to center field are the hardest to judge (I've played all three outfield positions).

So my guess is that the ball was hit and It looked like to the couple from their vantage point like a routine fly out. Next thing they know it's right on top of them and there really wasn't time to think...


I'd take that a step further and say a ball hit directly at you is the hardest to judge (always helps to have more dimensions to interpret direction, speed, and distance), but that's when you're chasing it down to catch it.  In this case, you know it's coming toward you and you should probably move left or right a couple feet.
 
2013-04-03 03:13:49 PM

iamskibibitz: 1) It was a line drive. Line drives tend to carry due to the back spin.


wat

The only time you will ever see a "line drive" between home and the seats is in the first 30 minutes of Rookie of the Year.
 
2013-04-03 03:14:30 PM

The Muthaship: If you think that was a line drive, you have played zero outfield positions.


That's not true. With a mostly parabolic trajectory, a ball will look flat near the top of it's trajectory.

Add the fact that the fan is way above the field, and iamskibibitz has a valid point
 
2013-04-03 03:16:03 PM
Herp, let's hear it for taking responsibility for oneself.

/No, no, definitely the boyfriend's fault that she didn't move herself
//Like it would be if he happened to be in the john at that moment, right?
 
2013-04-03 03:18:49 PM
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2013-04-03 03:32:35 PM

mainstreet62: The Muthaship: If you think that was a line drive, you have played zero outfield positions.

That's not true. With a mostly parabolic trajectory, a ball will look flat near the top of it's trajectory.

Add the fact that the fan is way above the field, and iamskibibitz has a valid point


You can use whatever fancy math words you want, that was a fly ball home run.  Not a line drive by any measure.

It is hard to judge a ball that'shiat right at you, though.

Especially if you don't try...like the dumb beaver in this clip.
 
2013-04-03 03:37:30 PM

The Muthaship: mainstreet62: The Muthaship: If you think that was a line drive, you have played zero outfield positions.

That's not true. With a mostly parabolic trajectory, a ball will look flat near the top of it's trajectory.

Add the fact that the fan is way above the field, and iamskibibitz has a valid point

You can use whatever fancy math words you want, that was a fly ball home run.  Not a line drive by any measure.

It is hard to judge a ball that'shiat right at you, though.

Especially if you don't try...like the dumb beaver in this clip.


I've gotta agree here. A line drive has a slight parabolic trajectory, but nobody is hitting hard enough to send a line drive for 450. And if someone did put enough stank on a ball to line drive it into the seats, some chick wouldn't be fanning herself and giving the thumbs up if it hit her in the face.
 
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