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Saturday, May 12, 2018

We interrupt this Minor League contest to bring you a real, live snake on the field

[T]he Double-A San Antonio Missions—like all great Minor League clubs, really—are innovators. They weren’t just content to trot some bird or woodland creature out there while locked in a tight game against the Frisco RoughRiders on Friday night. No, they enlisted the help of an enormous and terrifying snake:

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 12, 2018 at 05:26 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: animals, general, groundskeeping, minor leagues, san antonio

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   1. Brian C Posted: May 12, 2018 at 06:47 PM (#5671339)
I had never thought about it, but now that it's come up, in all seriousness I'm surprised snake problems at sporting events don't happen more often.

Hard to tell what kind of snake that was in TFA, but it was almost certainly harmless.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: May 12, 2018 at 07:25 PM (#5671346)
golf is the one sport where the competitors encounter dangerous animals.

the PGA Tour is just now wrapping up a swing of multiple events where alligators sometimes venture onto the course during play. sometimes there are efforts to shoo them away from being too close to a golf ball, but they aren't exactly frightened by noise. hell, they aren't exactly frightened by anything.

they showed an amusing scene yesterday from The Players Championship in Florida about 20 years ago. a seagull, or similar bird, was walking on the green when a tee shot landed. the bird started batting at the ball with his beak, then tried to get his "mouth" around it. success, and he started flying away - only to lose his grip and see the ball drop into the water hazard before he departed.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 12, 2018 at 07:26 PM (#5671347)
Well, golf and bullfighting.
   4. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: May 12, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5671348)
Oh wacking day
Oh wacking day
Our hallowed snake skull-cracking day
   5. PreservedFish Posted: May 12, 2018 at 08:22 PM (#5671359)
I love the sexy slither of a lady snake.
   6. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: May 12, 2018 at 08:28 PM (#5671363)
I’m more worried about the snake in the WHITE HOUSE. (Donald Trump.) ((Because he’s a Russian spy.) (((He is bad.)))
   7. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: May 13, 2018 at 12:41 AM (#5671418)
Huh. I would've expected the thread to go biblical before political.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: May 13, 2018 at 01:11 AM (#5671435)
Well, golf and bullfighting.

concession made
   9. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 13, 2018 at 01:49 AM (#5671442)
Well, golf and bullfighting.

concession made


Ewe're both wrong.

Saw this event at a Bishop "Mule Days" rodeo sometime in the early "Aughts" and it was easily the funnest event of the night.

Best part is, the sheep runs towards a pack at the far end of the arena, if the kid hangs for his life long enough to reach the pack (the goal), the sheep will abruptly stop, inevitably throwing the kid into the pack, where they bounce about off the other sheep.

Anarchy!

   10. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: May 13, 2018 at 07:37 AM (#5671457)
What, no Diamondback jokes?

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