Apr 22, 2010

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

Even if you aren't a baseball fan, this might be one of the sweetest sports plays you will ever see.

Here's the deal, it's from a college baseball game between the Iona Gaels and the Fordham Rams on Tuesday night.  The Rams had the bases loaded and the batter singles to CF.  The center fielder misplays the ball, and the runner from first decides to score.  The throw beats him home and the catcher prepares to tag him out and maybe deal with a collision.

That's when the runner...well, just watch:


The only time I've ever seen anything remotely like that was in a movie.  Major League II when Omar Epps' Willie Mays Hayes leaps over David Keith's Jack Parkman in a similar move to score a decisive run.  Except this one was, ya know, real.

For a baseball fan, that right there is one of the coolest things ever!
___________________________________________________

Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the superheroes are doing it.

19 comments:

RW said...

Sometimes managers are ridiculous. Like the ump's going to change his mind. That manager must have thought he was on a discussion board.

Mrs. Hall said...

Why do they argue? I mean, seriously.

huh.

either way, awesome!

Water Logged Canine said...

Freddy Sez: FU!

B.E. Earl said...

RW - Does anyone's mind ever get changed on a discussion board?

Holly - Totally.

Doggie - As in Fordham University, I assume. ;)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Brilliant, shades of Buster Keaton springs to mind!

RW said...

Never, unless subject to "Pommer's Law"..."A person's mind can be changed by reading information on the internet. The nature of this change will be from having no opinion to having a wrong opinion."

My point; it never stopped anybody from trying.

Slyde said...

the arguing for 5 minutes afterwards is just so silly..

what is he saying, anyway?

"Did you see that? he jumped! Theres no fucking jumping in baseball!"

white rabbit said...

Ermmmmmm....

Okay was he in or out?

*puzzled look*

Nice jump anyway.

B.E. Earl said...

Jimmy - Ah, now there was an actor!

RW - Let me see if I can change your mind on that subject... ;)

Slyde - I'm shocked you actually watched it!

Wabbit - In or out? What kind of Euro-nonsense is that? He was SAFE! :)

Heff said...

I saw that yesterday, and it DOES appear to be going VIRAL.

Hell, I figured players probably used that move all the time !

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Holy fantastic!!

I just emailed my guy this...

B.E. Earl said...

Heff - Oh, I'm super late to the party. It was all over ESPN and the evening news last night. I just thought it was cool.

Candy - excellent!

Always Home and Uncool said...

Someone needs drug testing.

Avitable said...

When I was a kid, I had this book that went through all of the most amazing moments in baseball, and it was filled with all this random trivia, like the time a manager put in a midget as a publicity stunt and his strike zone was so small that he was walked every time. I loved that book.

sybil law said...

I saw that last night! Awesome!

Dr Zibbs said...

That was pretty amazing.

B.E. Earl said...

Uncool - Why? What did I do? Oh, you mean...

Avitable - Yeah, Bill Veeck was a genius when it came stunts like the midget (Eddie Gaedel). RW had beers with him once upon a time. Veeck, not Gaedel.

Sybil - truly.

Zibbs - verily.

Kate said...

In another life, that player must have been a deer.

Hope this link works, I think you'll like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD5zjUbWpXY&feature=player_embedded

Bruce said...

Yeah, the funniest part is the coach trying to argue this with the ref...I mean really dude....just let it go. You got served.