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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
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   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.

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