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If I'm going to out myself, I'm going to do so via massive home run catch fail!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bubbler, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to write too much about this, because this is column fodder for the Bubbler mothership, but yes, that's me in the blue Brewers shirt getting my hands on the Edwin Encarnacion home run ball in this clip ...


    The only time in my life I got my hands on a potential home run ball ... and I blew it. Although the video justifies that I at least had to reach for it. I had it sighted all the way too ... FUCK, FUCK, FUCK!

    At least the Brewers won. And the dickhead Cub fan (are they everyfuckingwhere?) who kept yelling "fat boy" at Prince Fielder got to look at the back of my Fielder T-shirt when he jacked a three-run home run. Eat that, you annoying motherfucking Cub asshole!

    And you didn't get the home run ball either you little bitch!

    Yes ... I'm bitter as hell I didn't pull that one in.
  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I can't tell from the video, but did that deflect off your hand and then bounce into the seats or did that just barely sail over your head?
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Potential real-life IDs for Bubbler:

    1.) Geddy Lee
    2.) Neil Peart
    3.) Zack Hample

    4.) Henry Lee Summer
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Re: If I'm going to out myself, I'm going to do so via massive home run catch fa

    It definitely deflected off my hand. My right hand to be specific, my right thumb got jammed in the effort to catch it. It's pretty swollen right now, but will be fine.

    I have to say the video exonerates me a tiny bit. I at least had to lean for it. My recall was that I only got my right hand up, but it clearly shows I tried to get my left hand involved. Of course, I replayed the entire thing every other second on the three-hour drive home.

    A dude a few seats down from me got the ball after it hit my hand and richocheted off the cement behind us. He later gave it to some kid from another section when he came and asked for it.

    Had I known that, I would've sent my own kid down to ask to see it.
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Bubbler is Dick Stuart, hands of stone.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That was Bartman-esque fail, sir.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Lost in all of this was that I saw Joey Votto hit what was probably the longest home run I've ever seen in person. He hit a 471-foot atom bomb off the top of the smokestacks in right-center.

    Of course, I didn't know how long Votto's HR was until I got home, since the morons at Great American Ballpark never showed the distance.

    Prince Fielder also pulled a foul ball out of the stadium to right field. So far as I know, it might be at the bottom of the Ohio River. It was a gargantuan blast.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Re: If I'm going to out myself, I'm going to do so via massive home run catch fa

    You call that a "fail"? Did you really get both hands on that?

    Don't want you scoring my kid's softball games.

  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Could tell jack from that clip. But I do know Wal-Mart was offering $10,000 for that home run ball.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Save it for you blog, Happy: http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Typical Brewer play...

    At least we know Bubbler isn't Peter King.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well, at least it wasn't a home run ball worth hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
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