Maple Bats Flying Into The Stands Are Bad

Maple Bats Are The Tools Of The Devil

7/17/08 in MLB   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect


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.
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7/17/08   |   JasonW   |   8 respect

danny_n94 wrote:
CriticalFanatic wrote:


Here's what I love most about the last pic. All these "adults" are dodging the bat. This little girl is trying to catch it. Bad.Ass.

Hell.
At least nobody pulled a George Constanza and ran over the little girl trying to get to safety

Although, that's a very weak effort by dad to protect his baby girl.  Looks like he's ducking behind and turning his little princess into a human shield.  Something a Dodgers fan might do... very LA.

7/17/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Keeter wrote:

Love the comment about the 'kid' making an effort in that last pic !!

 

Notice the guy in 'Row 2', in the Jimmy Buffet style shirt, ducking so that his mom (?) behind him has to fend for herself there !!

 

He's doing what it takes to "Treat Her Like a Lady"

7/17/08   |   danny_n94   |   114 respect

CriticalFanatic wrote:


Here's what I love most about the last pic. All these "adults" are dodging the bat. This little girl is trying to catch it. Bad.Ass.

Hell.
(Edited by danny_n94)

CriticalFanatic wrote:



Here's what I love most about the last pic. All these "adults" are dodging the bat. This little girl is trying to catch it. Bad.Ass.

Hell.
At least nobody pulled a George Constanza and ran over the little girl trying to get to safety

7/17/08   |   CriticalFanatic



Here's what I love most about the last pic. All these "adults" are dodging the bat. This little girl is trying to catch it. Bad.Ass.

Hell.

7/17/08   |   CriticalFanatic

100%InjuryRate wrote:


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

Oh wait. It's coming nowhere near me.

I think that's just a Twins fan at US Cellular Field surround by female Sox fans with mustaches.

7/17/08   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

Love the comment about the 'kid' making an effort in that last pic !!

 

Notice the guy in 'Row 2', in the Jimmy Buffet style shirt, ducking so that his mom (?) behind him has to fend for herself there !!

 

7/17/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Pat wrote:
Is it just me, or do these not look like broken bats? Is there something about maple bats that make players want to fling them into the stands, whether they're broken or not?

yeah i was thinking the same thing when i wrote this post. I have no idea. Maybe maple bats are slipperier (is that even a word?).

7/17/08   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Is it just me, or do these not look like broken bats? Is there something about maple bats that make players want to fling them into the stands, whether they're broken or not?

7/17/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

Oh wait. It's coming nowhere near me.

7/17/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Mable bats = Ford Pintos.

7/17/08   |   RichmondSpider

I guess it is the simple things in life that make us smile...