Maple Bats Are The Tools Of The Devil
As some of you may know, Major League Baseball is suddenly all bent out of shape about maple bats flying into the stands. I mean, yes, it's a concern. And, in all honesty, baseball probably should do something about it.
But how is the media reacting to rogue bats? Well, I'll tell you what they're doing. They're putting up hilarious photos of people about to be nailed by bats. Way to be media. Twist a serious story into black humor. And I thought that was my job.
So anyway, here are some admittedly hilarious photos of bats flying into the stands from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, courtesy of SPORTSbyBROOKS, and one classic gem from SI.
I like the guy in the Twins cap who's screaming for his life, even though the bat is coming nowhere close to hitting him.
These guys actually aren't worried about getting hit at all. They just want a souvenir.
This photo made me laugh out loud as soon as I saw it. Great effort by the fan here. However, from my experience, it's tough to catch a bat with a glove.
More solid effort by a fan here. Bonus points because it appears he's smiling and rocking a headband under the hat. Now, had this guy had a glove, he might have actually snagged this bat. Or maybe not.
And lastly, this photo from Sports Illustrated. Ouch. By the way, look at the effort by the baby. I think the baby was actually trying to catch the bat. Good hustle, kid.
Anyway, be careful out there folks. Somewhere there's a maple bat out there with your name on it.