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Great moments in Dads dropping their daughters to catch foul balls

May 31, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

Via SI’s Jimmy Traina and the It’s Always Sunny in Detroit blog comes video of Los Angeles’ nominee for Father of the Year:


  1. halladaysbicepts - May 31, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Another low life Dodgers fan. Unbelievable….

    I wonder if this guy is the prime suspect in trying to burn down the stadium in the last few days.

    My LA nominee for father of the year would be Frank McCourt.

    • koufaxmitzvah - May 31, 2011 at 11:13 AM

      I am sure you’re the kind of guy who decides to throw-up all over those father-daughter types. You know, because you’re one of those “lowlife” Phillie fans.

      Without the internet, you’re just a drunk who can’t force anyone to listen to you, Champ.

      • halladaysbicepts - May 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

        Really, koufaxmitzvah? First of all, you should lose the koufax part of your username because I suspect that on your best day you couldn’t tie the great Sandy Koufax’s shoes.

        Second, you are a scumball Dodgers fan who has a loser as an owner, a bunch of quitter ballplayers like Matt Kemp, and a violent fanbase.

        Larry Bowa couldn’t get out of Los Angeles fast enough…

      • paperlions - May 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM

        Ah yes, because we all know that bicepts could certainly tie Halladay’s shoes on his best day (you know, if not for the restraining order).

      • The Common Man/ - May 31, 2011 at 11:37 AM

        Matt Kemp has “quit” to the tune of .308/.387/.542 this year, with 12 homers and 14 stolen bases. Would that we should all quit so good.

        And that you would just quit.

      • koufaxmitzvah - May 31, 2011 at 9:21 PM

        I acutally to think on Halladay’s best day, he’s dreaming of polishing some knobs.

    • phukyouk - May 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM

      this is how i imagine you.

      • halladaysbicepts - May 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM

        You have no imagination. Buy one.

      • uberfatty - May 31, 2011 at 11:54 AM

        MAAAAAAAMMMMMMM! BATHROOM!!!!!!!!! I love that episode.

  2. nps6724 - May 31, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    At least catch the damn ball.

  3. rebarratige - May 31, 2011 at 11:10 AM


    • nps6724 - May 31, 2011 at 11:10 AM

      He haz dem?

  4. The Common Man/ - May 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Wow. I hate people.

    • droogleeddie - May 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM

      But do you love gatherings? Because that would be ironic.

      • paperlions - May 31, 2011 at 11:38 AM

        No, it wouldn’t be.

      • The Common Man/ - May 31, 2011 at 11:38 AM

        I love The Gathering. But only because Highlander is so freaking awesome.

      • paperlions - May 31, 2011 at 12:12 PM

        Sorry, that simply is not what irony refers to….irony only applies to the use of words and occurs when one says/writes the opposite of the intended meaning, as when being sarcastic.

        For example, if I had said, “Yeah, because that is exactly what ironic means”, I would have been being ironic because that is exactly what ironic does not mean. It does not mean interestingly, hypocritically, oddly, strangely or any other twist of fate type of thing and occurrences can’t be ironic….it is a literary/communications device requiring words, nothing more.

      • droogleeddie - May 31, 2011 at 12:28 PM

        And, paperlions, you have not seen ‘Clerks’.

        I am well aware of what irony means… the ‘fail’ comes from your lack of Kevin Smith exposure.

      • droogleeddie - May 31, 2011 at 12:35 PM

        AND you defined irony well enough, but one definition of ‘ironic’ (according to Encarta) is ‘involving a surprising or apparently contradictory fact’. ‘Hating people’ contradicts ‘loving gatherings’. Now I am no English major, but that sounds ironic to me.

      • paperlions - May 31, 2011 at 3:54 PM

        I’ve seen Clerks, it was just a long time ago. I’ve never considered a lack of exposure to Kevin Smith to represent a failing….loved Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

  5. cur68 - May 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    That kid deserves a baseball for having to put up with the triple whammy error caused by her old man; dropped her, the ball, and got the whole shameful thing caught on TV. As the experienced father of a 14 year old girl, trust me, this will be remembered and held against him for the future. Somebody’s getting a pony for Christmas…

  6. Jonny 5 - May 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    The best part for me was seeing the girl hit her dad for that one. I’m just glad she didn’t fall forward into what looks like a stairwell. What an idiot. Being an idiot myself, I can always sense when others are also idiots. This guy is extreme though. For his next trick, “shoulder rides while ceiling fans are running”?

  7. kopy - May 31, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    I watched it a few times, and I think what happened is the dad thought the daughter had landed back on the ground. He must have assumed that she was standing on her own again, and didn’t realize she had propped her feet up on the ledge in front of them. Comparing to the sibling, she’s about the same height she would be if she were standing, so it’s not like he’s holding her higher than he would be otherwise.

    Not really defending him, but I’m just trying to figure out how that happened. Dude just got excited and had tunnel vision about the ball.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - May 31, 2011 at 11:53 AM

      Nah, that sounds like your using a bit of reason. It’s clear that it is solely due to the fact that he’s a “low life Dodgers fan” and nothing more. Doesn’t make him Dad of the year, quite the opposite really, but at least you’re shooting some sense into the comments.

  8. marshmallowsnake - May 31, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    I was at an Angel’s game in Tempe a few springs ago…and a liner was hit to the left field line area, but into the stands…

    This bonehead of a Dad was sitting their with his kid, and got so excited that a ball was coming at him, he tried to catch it…and missed. The ball, was more accurate…it struck his Daughter. In the head….I could not believe the guy did not protect his Daughter over a $10 baseball!!!!

    It really amazes me what a $10 baseball does to people…if you want one that badly, go to the gift shop and freaking buy one!

    • marshmallowsnake - May 31, 2011 at 12:16 PM

      The vids were blocked at work…so I looked them up on my phone…unreal. That Dodger fan dropped two things there…and that Astros fan was even worse…HE DOVE ON TOP OF TWO KIDS!!!!!!!

      I loved the TV crew’s comments about the Daughter, saying that she was probably asleep! Must have been a great game.

  9. Roger McDowell - May 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Kids have no f%$#ing business at baseball games!!!!!!!

    Aw hell, I haven’t even posted this and already, Selig’s calling me….

  10. lar @ wezen-ball - May 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Last I checked, “Father of the Year – Los Angeles Dodgers Division” was still being held by Steve Garvey. I believe it’s a “for the rest of his life”-type of thing.

    • The Common Man/ - May 31, 2011 at 2:31 PM


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