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Monday, October 28, 2019

World Series fan takes home-run ball to the chest rather than spilling his beers

Life is nothing but a series of choices and we are nothing but creatures trying to make the right decision about whatever comes flying our way.

Like, for example, if you’re at the World Series, a home run ball is flying right at you and you have a beer in each hand, what do you do? Well, if you’re Washington Nationals fan Jeff Adams, you’re obviously an elevated species.

Met with this exact predicament Sunday night during Game 5 of the World Series, Adams took the home-run ball to the chest, didn’t spill the beers and he even retrieved the ball. Behold this moment of fan greatness

Well, with prices being what they are, what would you have done?



QLE Posted: October 28, 2019 at 01:19 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: beer, fans hit by projectiles, world series

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   1. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 28, 2019 at 01:52 AM (#5895334)
Definitely spilled some beer in the scrum for the ball afterwards, but nice job nonetheless.
   2. The Duke Posted: October 28, 2019 at 10:18 AM (#5895378)
That was awesome. Not quite as awesome as the guy in wrigley who caught the ball while holding his baby but pretty awesome
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: October 28, 2019 at 01:47 PM (#5895461)
early 1990s, Wrigley Field, back when my buddies and I were relevant. a first-timer in our group was sent out to buy us all a round of draft beers. particularly hot, humid day in the bleachers - and the concrete steps in right field were drenched with, well, all manners of liquid.

our newbie goes marching down the steps, and unintentionally goes into a slapstick-like freefall - feet leave the ground, arms wobbly, and so on. this is where nothing but base instinct takes over.

well, our hero steadied that tray of beers in those no-longer-wobbly arms and crashed hard, ass-first, onto the steps. remarkably few suds were spilled from our desired golden nectar (ok, Old Style).

he then understandably received a hearty round of applause from bleacher bums who appreciated his sense of priorities.

iirc, he was able to sit down again by the end of the weekend without moaning, too.

   4. DFA Posted: October 28, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5895529)
Considering how close the ball came to a sensitive spot, I'm not sure I trust his decision making skills.
   5. Cris E Posted: October 28, 2019 at 06:09 PM (#5895548)
These may not have been his first two beers....
   6. Traderdave Posted: October 28, 2019 at 07:13 PM (#5895558)
Bud Light isn't beer. At best it's "beer."

   7. Jose Canusee Posted: October 28, 2019 at 08:55 PM (#5895570)
Having been treated to a couple of fans catching balls in a beer cup and another who got two (foul) balls in a row in the past couple of years, we only have to wait for a fan to catch a ball in a cup with either hand...but it looks from the video that they serve in cans? Makes sense for spillage and trash purposes, just hadn't seen that at the ballpark. And after shelling out three figures for a seat I wouldn't expect anyone to throw a souvenir from the other team back on the field just to satisfy your neighbors.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: October 28, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5895579)
they serve in cans?

but they always open the can for you at games - which makes your potential drunken-missile toss significantly less potent if severe bodily harm is desired.

not that this would ever occur as an option for any primate, of course.
   9. The Duke Posted: October 28, 2019 at 10:19 PM (#5895591)
I was at the “infield fly rule” play-in game at Atlanta. As confusing as it was on TV it was utterly mystifying at the ballpark. When they finally made the announcement thousands of those blue aluminum cans of bud came flying out of the upper deck. All I remember thinking was to look up and turn around to fend off the assault. We had at least five people in our section whacked and bleeding.

I think the beers were $7.50 a pop and I couldn’t believe that many people a) had a beer and b) we’re willing to toss it. Never seen anything like it. It was rather beautiful in its own way. As a cardinals fan, it was a scary ride home on the Marta

   10. Bote Man Posted: October 28, 2019 at 11:45 PM (#5895600)
And after shelling out three figures for a seat

* four figures. They's hungry in D.C.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2019 at 02:25 AM (#5895604)
Bud Light has produced an ‘Always Save The Beers’ t-shirt featuring our hero’s likeness, and is sending him to Houston to model it for Game 6.
   12. Greg Pope Posted: October 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM (#5895644)
Bud Light has produced an ‘Always Save The Beers’ t-shirt featuring our hero’s likeness, and is sending him to Houston to model it for Game 6.

Screw that! He's going to go see his team lose in the other team's park, who wants that? He should ask to meet the Bud Knight, that would be something.

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