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(Deadspin)   KC Royals ball boy fields fair ball, immediately learns his lesson   (deadspin.com) divider line 56
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2014-06-09 09:17:17 AM  
Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
 
2014-06-09 09:41:03 AM  
Congratz to Nori Aoki for playing an entire game without getting in the head, nuts, back, arm, spleen, or butthole with the ball.
 
2014-06-09 09:47:20 AM  
He's a kid, sitting WAY over in foul territory. Sees a ground ball coming at him. Makes the play. Like I said, he's a kid. I'll give him some slack.
 
2014-06-09 10:07:27 AM  
That's not remotely the most embarrassing thing that happened in that game.

i1282.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-09 10:45:26 AM  

Mentat: That's not remotely the most embarrassing thing that happened in that game.

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W T ACTUAL F?
 
2014-06-09 11:25:48 AM  
At least KC won, so no harm, no foul.
 
2014-06-09 11:43:23 AM  
Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.
 
2014-06-09 11:45:27 AM  
Still not as good as the Hooters ballgirl, although that was only a spring training game.
 
2014-06-09 11:49:10 AM  

tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.


Stay classy my pal.
 
2014-06-09 11:50:41 AM  

Mentat: That's not remotely the most embarrassing thing that happened in that game.


That's still better then the Card's fan with his sign.
 
2014-06-09 11:55:05 AM  
If that's the worst thing that happens in his lifetime, he'll be just fine.
 
2014-06-09 11:56:27 AM  
The Royals really need to have full-time ball boys. This happened last year.

One of my best friends growing up was a Padres ball boy for a season, and I'd get his free tix when his family couldn't go. I'd go down and BS with him between innings, but he had to be laser-focused on the game, just to avoid this kind of thing.

Rule #1: Unless you see the ump call it foul on a grounder, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #2: If it's a fly, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #3: If you're not sure, you grab your chair and GTFO.
 
2014-06-09 12:01:13 PM  

oh_please: The Royals really need to have full-time ball boys. This happened last year.

One of my best friends growing up was a Padres ball boy for a season, and I'd get his free tix when his family couldn't go. I'd go down and BS with him between innings, but he had to be laser-focused on the game, just to avoid this kind of thing.

Rule #1: Unless you see the ump call it foul on a grounder, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #2: If it's a fly, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #3: If you're not sure, you grab your chair and GTFO.


Yeah they clearly need trained professionals out there.  They should go through a SEALs like bootcamp before being allowed on the field.


/who cares it's just a game and it's funny
 
2014-06-09 12:06:17 PM  

oh_please: One of my best friends growing up was a Padres ball boy for a season, and I'd get his free tix when his family couldn't go. I'd go down and BS with him between innings, but he had to be laser-focused on the game, just to avoid this kind of thing.



a longtime farker was a Braves ballboy.  i don't know the current status of fark's "no callout" rule, so i won't say it, but his handle is like "bulldog 4 life".  cool guy.

i went to grad school with a dude who was a Snakes clubbie.  he told stories of Buck Showalter measuring players' sock heights per his team manual (this like, 3" thick book of dress codes and rules and shiat*) and berating the caterers once for having the temerity to put out mustard / ketchup in plastic, not glass, bottles.


*bob brenly, when he took over for Buck, supposedly began his tenure by addressing the team while holding Buck's team manual, and saying, "this belongs here", throwing it in a trashcan.  he pulls a cocktail napkin out of his pocket with writing on it and says, "this is my team manual.  these are the rules.  1.  maximum effort at all times on the field.  2.  be on time.  any questions?"
 
2014-06-09 12:08:50 PM  
The "deal with it" gif needs some editing, but it is fantastic
 
2014-06-09 12:08:59 PM  

MugzyBrown: oh_please: The Royals really need to have full-time ball boys. This happened last year.

One of my best friends growing up was a Padres ball boy for a season, and I'd get his free tix when his family couldn't go. I'd go down and BS with him between innings, but he had to be laser-focused on the game, just to avoid this kind of thing.

Rule #1: Unless you see the ump call it foul on a grounder, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #2: If it's a fly, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #3: If you're not sure, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Yeah they clearly need trained professionals out there.  They should go through a SEALs like bootcamp before being allowed on the field.


/who cares it's just a game and it's funny


No, just follow those rules...pretty much GTFO. No bootcamp needed.

The thing is, the ball boys can have an unintended effect on the game if they don't know what they're doing, but I'll agree that it was funny. Poor kid.
 
2014-06-09 12:09:05 PM  

johnsoninca: Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.


Win.

/I am also partial to "Son, you don't have bad luck. The reason bad things happen to you is because you're a dumbass."
 
2014-06-09 12:18:59 PM  
How does this seemingly happen every week? What kind of dimwits are ballclubs hiring to do this job? I'll give you a pass if you're a blond girl in Daisy Dukes, but not this kid.
 
2014-06-09 12:24:29 PM  

rickythepenguin: i went to grad school with a dude who was a Snakes clubbie. he told stories of Buck Showalter measuring players' sock heights per his team manual (this like, 3" thick book of dress codes and rules and shiat*) and berating the caterers once for having the temerity to put out mustard / ketchup in plastic, not glass, bottles.


My friend told me some stories, too...let's just say that some early '80s Padres REALLY liked coke.
 
2014-06-09 12:31:50 PM  

oh_please: My friend told me some stories, too...let's just say that some early '80s Padres Major League players REALLY liked coke.

FTFY

 
2014-06-09 12:31:57 PM  

Mentat: That's not remotely the most embarrassing thing that happened in that game.

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IMHO, they should have worn Lil' Bub attire instead.
 
2014-06-09 12:49:07 PM  

rickythepenguin: oh_please: My friend told me some stories, too...let's just say that some early '80s Padres Major League players everyone REALLY liked coke.

FTFY

 
2014-06-09 12:50:23 PM  

oh_please: The Royals really need to have full-time ball boys. This happened last year.

One of my best friends growing up was a Padres ball boy for a season, and I'd get his free tix when his family couldn't go. I'd go down and BS with him between innings, but he had to be laser-focused on the game, just to avoid this kind of thing.

Rule #1: Unless you see the ump call it foul on a grounder, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #2: If it's a fly, you grab your chair and GTFO.

Rule #3: If you're not sure, you grab your chair and GTFO.


Worst thing that could happen is a delay in the game.
 
2014-06-09 12:50:30 PM  

cettin: rickythepenguin: oh_please: My friend told me some stories, too...let's just say that some early '80s Padres Major League players everyone REALLY liked coke.

FTFY


Who doesn't ? It's a refreshing beverage.
 
2014-06-09 12:51:01 PM  

ChrisDe: How does this seemingly happen every week? What kind of dimwits are ballclubs hiring to do this job? I'll give you a pass if you're a blond girl in Daisy Dukes, but not this kid.



img2.wikia.nocookie.net

This Ha'DIbaH should've been fed to the dogs!
 
2014-06-09 12:52:40 PM  

oh_please: rickythepenguin: i went to grad school with a dude who was a Snakes clubbie. he told stories of Buck Showalter measuring players' sock heights per his team manual (this like, 3" thick book of dress codes and rules and shiat*) and berating the caterers once for having the temerity to put out mustard / ketchup in plastic, not glass, bottles.

My friend told me some stories, too...let's just say that some early '80s Padres REALLY liked coke.


And now, nobody likes Coke.

thewallmachine.com
 
2014-06-09 12:55:34 PM  

tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.


Yankees road games always have good attendance?
 
2014-06-09 01:00:04 PM  
The lesson is....don't take a job as the Royals' bat boy.  Find yourself a nice, quitet job as a
computer geek.
 
2014-06-09 01:02:23 PM  
In the kid's defense, he got to that ball a hell of a lot quicker than the outfielder. I say, the Royals should sign him up. :P
 
2014-06-09 01:05:50 PM  

Captain Steroid: In the kid's defense, he got to that ball a hell of a lot quicker than the outfielder. I say, the Royals should sign him up. :P


The outfield defense is not an issue in KC.
 
2014-06-09 01:26:06 PM  
If at first if you don't succeed. Never try. Truly something we on fark can appreciate.
 
2014-06-09 01:45:15 PM  
Funniest thing I've seen a ball boy do was actually about a week ago when Oakland visited Toronto. In the first game the 1st base line ball-boy went horizontal diving for a foul ball going into the stands. Which was merely awesome. What made it into the "Best Ever" in my book (and the people around me, anyway) was that he didn't come within 15' of the ball. Nowhere near. Just dove into the front row of the stands with the ball going in maybe six rows up.

I was told it made the sports shows but I didn't get to see any replays :-(
 
2014-06-09 01:52:31 PM  
 
2014-06-09 02:24:40 PM  
How about instead of having ballboys/gals, the lazy millionaires go track down the ball themselves. You know, like every kid in little league/sandlot games has done forever.
 
2014-06-09 02:31:03 PM  

LemSkroob: How about instead of having ballboys/gals, the lazy millionaires go track down the ball themselves. You know, like every kid in little league/sandlot games has done forever.


Which would take longer and slow down the game.
 
2014-06-09 02:45:15 PM  

MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...


It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"
 
2014-06-09 02:51:39 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"


I think I have an idea on how to fix this. How about for every year a baseball team doesn't make the playoffs, the owners have to forfeit 1% of the team's profits to charity.  If the team makes the playoffs, the counter is reset. The owners would then have incentive put together a competitive team instead of just sitting back and collecting from MLB profit sharing.  I promise you no team would go more than ten years without October baseball.
 
2014-06-09 02:52:32 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"


If you like pitching and defense they are a good team to watch. At one game below five hundred they aren't the worse team out there either. Averaging 21,000 A game gives them about a 2/3 full stadium each game.
 
2014-06-09 02:57:14 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"


As a Brewers fan, who paid no attention to them until 2005 (not due to sucking, just didn't watch sports), I feel ya. I think if you build a winner, and the people come back, ala Brewers and Pirates, then that sends a clear message to the owners. If the team dies win and people still don't show, ala Padres and Rays, then the non-support crowd has a case.
 
2014-06-09 03:09:43 PM  

oh_please: rickythepenguin: i went to grad school with a dude who was a Snakes clubbie. he told stories of Buck Showalter measuring players' sock heights per his team manual (this like, 3" thick book of dress codes and rules and shiat*) and berating the caterers once for having the temerity to put out mustard / ketchup in plastic, not glass, bottles.

My friend told me some stories, too...let's just say that some early '80s  BASEBALL PLAYERS REALLY liked coke.


Fixed it for you....
 
2014-06-09 03:11:16 PM  

roc6783: Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"

As a Brewers fan, who paid no attention to them until 2005 (not due to sucking, just didn't watch sports), I feel ya. I think if you build a winner, and the people come back, ala Brewers and Pirates, then that sends a clear message to the owners. If the team dies win and people still don't show, ala Padres and Rays, then the non-support crowd has a case.


The worst 2 teams in the NL and the worst 2 in the AL should have a playoff and the team that loses twice should be relegated to AAA and the AAA league champ get promoted to the majors.
 
2014-06-09 03:16:22 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"

If you like pitching and defense they are a good team to watch. At one game below five hundred they aren't the worse team out there either. Averaging 21,000 A game gives them about a 2/3 full stadium each game.


Look, I'm a lifelong fan- I know that it's not as bad as it used to be. The pitching is respectable, and the OF defense is solid. However, how much of that can be attributed to increasing the payroll (like we were yelling about for years) from 32nd in the MLB to 19th? What happens when we lose Shields and Holland next year?
 
2014-06-09 03:24:07 PM  

BKITU: Mentat: That's not remotely the most embarrassing thing that happened in that game.

[i1282.photobucket.com image 600x800]

W T ACTUAL F?


Yeah, that.
 
2014-06-09 03:26:07 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"

If you like pitching and defense they are a good team to watch. At one game below five hundred they aren't the worse team out there either. Averaging 21,000 A game gives them about a 2/3 full stadium each game.

Look, I'm a lifelong fan- I know that it's not as bad as it used to be. The pitching is respectable, and the OF defense is solid. However, how much of that can be attributed to increasing the payroll (like we were yelling about for years) from 32nd in the MLB to 19th? What happens when we lose Shields and Holland next year?


Four out of the five rotation spots are most likely set for 2015. Vargas, Duffy, Ventura and Guthrie. Finding another starter isn't going to be an issue.
 
2014-06-09 03:28:27 PM  
Have at it...


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-09 03:47:43 PM  

peachpicker: Have at it...


[img.fark.net image 600x800]



I can't photoshop worth a shiat so here goes:

Sign one:  Help control the redneck population.
Sign two:   Have your kid spayed or neutered.
 
2014-06-09 04:10:15 PM  

Candygram for Mongo: peachpicker: Have at it...


[img.fark.net image 600x800]


I can't photoshop worth a shiat so here goes:

Sign one:  Help control the redneck population.
Sign two:   Have your kid spayed or neutered.


Sign one: #bringbackourgirls
Sign two: #bringbackourgirdles
 
2014-06-09 04:17:07 PM  

Ponzholio: roc6783: Incorrigible Astronaut: MBrady: tnpir: Poor kid. I can't imagine the things some of the drunks in the stands must have said to him.

Oh wait, it's a Royals game. There wasn't anyone in the stands.

the marlins should play the royals in the world series...

It's a double edged sword. If your team doesn't make the postseason for 30 years, your options are:

1) Support the team and keep attendance high. "Boo, you're rewarding ownership for sucking and letting them take you for fools!"

2) Get beaten down by said years of futility, let attendance slip. "Boo, they don't support their team. They don't deserve a major league club!"

As a Brewers fan, who paid no attention to them until 2005 (not due to sucking, just didn't watch sports), I feel ya. I think if you build a winner, and the people come back, ala Brewers and Pirates, then that sends a clear message to the owners. If the team dies win and people still don't show, ala Padres and Rays, then the non-support crowd has a case.

The worst 2 teams in the NL and the worst 2 in the AL should have a playoff and the team that loses twice should be relegated to AAA and the AAA league champ get promoted to the majors.


I see no potential issues with that plan.
 
2014-06-09 04:50:09 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: At least KC won, so no harm, no foul.



When it's a fair ball, of course not.
 
2014-06-09 05:20:40 PM  
Mariners Won today! So they get to return home thankful they didn't get beat up by a team that snapped their 10 game losing streak against them.
 
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