Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tigers fans see sparks fly on foul tip, but catcher Alex Avila does not

Just when you think you’ve seen it all- this is pretty cool.

When Avila was asked about it after the game, he had no idea what media members were talking about. Avila said he never saw the sparks, which shot in several directions as a foul ball slammed into his mask…

It is unclear whether the ball hitting the mask or the ball forcing two parts of the mask to rub caused the sparks to fly.

Guapo Posted: September 14, 2011 at 07:06 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: September 14, 2011 at 08:39 PM (#3925175)
This is the kind of thing that only happens if A.J. Pierzynski is involved.
   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 14, 2011 at 08:44 PM (#3925185)
It is unclear whether the ball hitting the mask or the ball forcing two parts of the mask to rub caused the sparks to fly.

REALLY?!

They think the leathery exterior of a baseball can generate sparks?!
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: September 14, 2011 at 08:47 PM (#3925191)
(Forgetting) crazy - never seen that before.
   4. Sam M. Posted: September 14, 2011 at 08:57 PM (#3925213)
REALLY?!

They think the leathery exterior of a baseball can generate sparks?!


Honey, in some of the places I've been to, you can't generate sparks without a leathery exterior.
   5. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: September 14, 2011 at 09:31 PM (#3925258)
Laser Show.
   6. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 14, 2011 at 10:57 PM (#3925312)
The take away is, as always, being a catcher suuuuuucks.
   7. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 14, 2011 at 11:27 PM (#3925329)
Wow. That is amazing. I don't see how you don't get a nasty headache/concussion from that, even with a decent mask.
   8. Dale H. Posted: September 15, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3925362)
I suppose things would be easier if you could carry a piece of steel and a baseball in your wilderness survival kit -- if things got desperate, you'd always have something to hurl at an unreasonable beast.
   9. Adam M Posted: September 15, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3925391)
#4 wins the Internets for today.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam M
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-25-16
(94 - 1:09am, Aug 26)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogOTP 2016 August 22: Baseball has much to teach us about politics
(628 - 1:06am, Aug 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogThe Kansas City Royals will miss the MLB playoffs; they have too much ground to make up | The Kansas City Star
(42 - 1:04am, Aug 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

Gonfalon CubsIs that good?
(26 - 12:29am, Aug 26)
Last: There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow

NewsblogSwinging For The Fences: What Tim Tebow’s Baseball Past Says About MLB Hopes | NFL | NESN.com
(31 - 11:53pm, Aug 25)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogDodgers land Ruiz from Phillies | dodgers.com
(20 - 11:45pm, Aug 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogHeyman - Dodgers On Amazing Kershaw-less Run
(2 - 11:36pm, Aug 25)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogMark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck
(17 - 11:11pm, Aug 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogWhy the Baltimore Orioles' outstanding closer should not win the Cy Young | FOX Sports
(12 - 11:04pm, Aug 25)
Last: There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow

NewsblogEnd of torturous rehab in sight for Rays' Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Times
(1 - 10:44pm, Aug 25)
Last: sotapop

NewsblogOakland A’s trade Marc Rzepczynski to Washington Nationals
(20 - 10:34pm, Aug 25)
Last: grandcosmo

NewsblogThree MLB stadiums to host World Baseball Classic games in 2017
(5 - 9:44pm, Aug 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(1021 - 9:01pm, Aug 25)
Last: PASTE Transcends Almost All Generations (Zeth)

NewsblogOT: August 2016 Soccer Thread
(351 - 8:54pm, Aug 25)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

Gonfalon CubsWhat the FIP?
(5 - 8:29pm, Aug 25)
Last: McCoy

Page rendered in 0.1560 seconds
47 querie(s) executed