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Thursday, August 17, 2017

First pitch astray at Fenway | Red Sox

This first pitch is a bit nutty. Sorry, it had to be said.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 17, 2017 at 07:52 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. villageidiom Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:30 AM (#5515104)
As I said at the time: that was awful, and hilarious, and awful.
   2. Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:36 AM (#5515112)
Very funny, but still not as good as the original.
   3. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:45 AM (#5515116)
Ball one...or is it two...?
   4. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:48 AM (#5515118)
RMc - 2 balls, 1 strike.
   5. salvomania Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:49 AM (#5515120)
You can see the Fenway creature calling time right as he delivers the pitch---I think that's what threw him off.
   6. Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: August 17, 2017 at 08:50 AM (#5515123)
RMc - 2 balls, 1 strike.
Primey.
   7. John DiFool2 Posted: August 17, 2017 at 09:16 AM (#5515142)
The last pitch was a pretty intense one, too.
   8. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: August 17, 2017 at 09:28 AM (#5515155)
Incidentally, the first pitch was thrown by a cancer survivor. He sung the anthem as a little kid and famously (around Boston anyway) ran the bases after doing it as a 7 year old. The year before that he had been in a wheelchair so it was a pretty emotional moment.
   9. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 17, 2017 at 09:55 AM (#5515179)
The guy throwing the pitch looks a little bit like Joba Chamberlin (in the face).
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 17, 2017 at 10:27 AM (#5515207)
Incidentally, the first pitch was thrown by a cancer survivor.


Even better, he's a pitcher on his high school team. His twitter comments (at the end of the video clip) show that he's got a pretty good sense of humour about the whole thing.
   11. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: August 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM (#5515209)
What's the over/under on text messages when he got back to his seats from friends/teammates absolutely roasting him for that pitch?
   12. Darren Posted: August 17, 2017 at 10:56 AM (#5515234)
Even better, he's a pitcher on his high school team. His twitter comments (at the end of the video clip) show that he's got a pretty good sense of humour about the whole thing.


Well, why wouldn't he! He didn't get hit in the low stomach. It seemed like everyone involved could have had a little more concern for the guy who got hit.

His photo of the ball coming at him was great though!
   13. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM (#5515274)
The Washington Post's headline:

"A ceremonial first pitch misses the strike zone and hits the man zone"
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM (#5515280)
this is the 'victim' on Twitter

@Tony Capobianco‏
   15. MikeinMI Posted: August 17, 2017 at 11:40 AM (#5515285)
I laugh every time I watch it. It's like "Footbal in the groin" on the Simpsons.
   16. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2017 at 11:50 AM (#5515299)
It works on so many levels!
   17. villageidiom Posted: August 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM (#5515366)
His photo of the ball coming at him was great though!
You weren't kidding.
   18. AndrewJ Posted: August 17, 2017 at 09:12 PM (#5515878)
Those female MLB Network anchors are laughing just a little too hard.
   19. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 17, 2017 at 09:23 PM (#5515881)
Thus begins the Boston legend of "the bloody sack."
   20. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 17, 2017 at 10:02 PM (#5515889)
In best Bob Uecker voice...

JUUUUST..a bit outside.

If you are too young to remember Uecker, well then...you suck.
   21. Leroy Kincaid Posted: August 18, 2017 at 06:37 AM (#5515971)
If you are too young to remember Uecker, well then...you suck.


Oh man. When did he die?
   22. VCar Posted: August 18, 2017 at 08:58 AM (#5515994)
He didn't -- he's still doing some Brewer games. I flipped on MLB Network the other day and they had the Brewers game with Bob announcing. Immediately recognized the voice and it perked up my day. I was at the HOF ceremony the year he went in, and his speech was the best stand-up act I've ever seen.

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