Angels Fan Snags Foul Ball Barehanded While Holding Two Beers
It's another day of baseball, which means another highlight of a guy catching a foul ball without losing a drop of his beer. Only this time, it's two beers.
Over the weekend, the Toronto Bluejays played the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles. As Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh batted against Toronto Bluejays pitcher, Ross Stripling, a ball went high and foul, up into the upper bowl of the stadium.
With plenty of room around him, with nobody to interfere, the fan - who was double-fisting beers at the time - was able to reach up and grab the foul ball out of the air without spilling a drop.
The audience around him went nuts about the catch, and he tried to be even cooler by giving the kid near him the ball, but the kid waved it off, because even he knew this guy was more deserving of that ball than
Last week, a fan of the Cincinnati Reds followed the unwritten rules of baseball spectatorship on Monday when a foul ball went into the stands.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Alfonso Rivas was up to bat against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Vladimir Gutiérrez. A pitch came down the pipe and Rivas made contact, but the ball went foul and headed for the stands along the third baseline.
Just like any time the ball goes into the stands, everybody around puts their hands up in an attempt to take home a game-used ball. Well, nobody was able to get their hands on it for the catch, and the ball bounced away, down in front of a guy who was just minding his own business.
The ball somehow managed to make it into a plastic pint glass in a cupholder on the back of a seat. The average pint glass is 3.25 inches, with the average MLB baseball requirement being 3 inches. That literally leaves almost no margin for error for a one-in-a-million landing.
Well, as Reds fans know, as Cubs fans know, as damn near every baseball fan knows, if a ball ends up in your beer, there's one option for you:
CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!
And that's exactly what this guy did.