It’s a sure sign you’ve lost the plot when a shot at catching a home run ball takes precedence over celebrating the actual home run. Take, for instance, Edwin Encarnacion’s home run in the bottom of the third inning last night versus Baltimore. A fan bro seated in the first row beyond the left centerfield fence narrowly missed catching Encarnacion home run ball 16/42.

What we’ve got here is failure to celebrate. Some men, they just can’t catch. So you get what we had here last night — which is the way he wants it.

Well, he gets it.

And I don’t like it anymore than you.

Let’s take a look from a closer angle…

There’s so much going on here. First of all, I’ll forgive this 20-something for bringing his ball glove out to the game on account the undue risk to a man’s cock and balls now associated with sitting in the outfield seats. There’s also the expression of fan bro’s friend seated to his left… is this guy also devastated at the lost shot at home run ball glory, or is he an Orioles fan? Let’s not overlook the healthy feed of mockery directed at our protagonist here either… not that every ounce of it isn’t warranted.

Thanks for the GIFfable moment heads up via Twitter all-star Thomas Drance

Comments (45)

  1. Yikes. Where’s Stoeten when you need quality content? Brutal.

  2. I don’t know, it must be just me, but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. Guy thought he was going to catch the ball, and he missed it. Is it a bigger deal than the actual home run? No, of course not. Is it to him, personally? Hell yeah, of course. At that moment anyway. Too much snark on this site.

  3. Excellent reference to what I think may just be my favorite GIF of the year – that poor bastard from the “shoulder-dick-face” GIF.

    I have to question his buddy just sitting there while the whole thing unfolded. Thats a dinger Johnny!

    Also – dude in the blue V neck is unbelievably upset over the drop.

    As for our protagonist – you brought your glove, you missed the ball, you reap what you sow.

    • arrgh, wasn’t this settled? If was Face-dick-face

      • Actually, I’ve slowed it down at 720p and you can see the dude’s bicep ripple as the ball deflects off of it.

        • so, bicep-face-dick-face? The redirection involved can’t possibly due to a bicep. But then of course, I’m still making assumptions based off of the gif. Where’s the enhance feature?

        • The poor bastard probably iced his junk for a week. Now he has to face the indignity of having men everywhere revisit his misfortune in slow-mo to work out the intricate details. At that speed you can see the ball hit his unit and then a measurable pause before he finally realizes how much that particular moment sucks.

      • Where is that GIF?

  4. Ranger’s fans put our fans to shame, they do whatever it takes to get a ball.

  5. Hollister and khaki shorts, to boot!

  6. Good thing he didn’t go all-out to catch it. It would blow if he fell over the railing.

    The fans booing Cordero was more distasteful than disappointment at not shagging Eddy’s balls. You don’t boo your own team just because Farrell set the man up for failure.

  7. I thought the cool hand luke reference was pretty funny.
    Now I am in the mood to listen to some Guns N Roses, Civil War.

  8. Well done Lewis. That is all.

  9. I enjoy a lighthearted GIF in the morning. Thanks.

  10. SI Power rankings:
    Their 2-4 record over the last week might suggest that the Orioles are finally getting ready to fall apart as everyone expects.


  11. SI power rankings for the Jays- 24th
    Most on here feel this is a 500 team with some potential. Si seems to think they are a sub 500 team

    The gap between the Blue Jays ranking here and their place in the standings has been a source of some controversy, but their recent performance shows why we’ve never been overly excited about how they were winning games. The pitching fell apart last week, giving up 49 runs in six games, and not surprisingly, the Blue Jays won just one of those contests. Colby Rasmus showing signs of life has been a positive development, but the team’s run prevention just isn’t strong enough to support the team’s current record.

    • The same fangraphs based power rankings that had KC at #7 and were due to break out for a long winning streak?
      Then the next week AFTER a 10 game losing streak,the WAR rankings of fangraph had them at #12?.
      At the same time ranking Detroit at #30 and the Jays at #29?
      Take the opinions with a grain of salt.
      Sometimes common sense should prevail.
      Not ranting on you Johnny, just trying to make a point.

      • oh i know, thats why i posted them, to show their ridiculousness.
        KC ahead of the Jays is laughable.
        Lots of people around here think fangraphs are the best.

  12. McCoy up, Thames down to AAA

  13. I like shit like this.

    Tired of people jacking off to stats. Take in the game, because this is part of what makes the game great.

    “Its just like what we had here last week. Which is the way he wants it, well, he gets it. I dont like it any more than you do………………”

    Time for that boy to go eat 50 eggs and get stronger at catching fly balls muthafukahs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. This has to be the funniest video ever!!! Even better I know the guy, and will never let him live it down!!! HAHAHAHAHAH

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