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Cell phone-talkin' Yankees fan nailed in the face with a ball

Jun 30, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

The headline pretty much says it all. The video — for now anyway — can be seen at Deadspin. (UPDATE: if the Deadspin link disappears, try Wait for the slow-mo, which renders the fan’s divinely-deigned fate all the clearer.  Sadly, it doesn’t appear as though he’s talking on an iPhone, but let us not make the perfect the enemy of the good.

Best part: the girl who brought her glove to the game and was standing right next to cell phone guy actually backed away from the ball rather than try to field it.  I’d like to think that this was intentional and that she knew full well her role in this fan’s cosmic comeuppance.

  1. Jonny5 - Jun 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM


  2. MG19 - Jun 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM


  3. Old Gator - Jun 30, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    “One should not expect too much of justice in this world.”
    ….Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain

  4. doctorfunke - Jun 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Why exactly is it sad that they weren’t on their iPhone?

  5. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jun 30, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    He’s a Yankees fan? How do you know that, Craig? No team hat or shirt.

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