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“Here’s two grown men wearing cargo shorts fighting for a foul ball in a garbage can…”

Aug 7, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

Sunday’s tweet of the day comes from’s official Twitter account. And it perfectly describes the ridiculousness of the accompanying video. Let’s not embarrass ourselves any longer, baseball fans.


  1. halladaysbiceps - Aug 7, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Normally, I would make a joke after seeing something like this. This time, I will refrain. Ridiculous. These people are a disgrace. What has this country come to?

    Furthermore, it says alot when it’s coming from the MLB official twitter acount. Usually, just like any other professional sports league, they try to refrain from this type of negative exposure to their sport or fans. It just goes to show you how much they despised this conduct for them to send an official tweet out there.

  2. frankvzappa - Aug 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Hilarity at its’ finest…

  3. bloodysock - Aug 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    I thought the garbage can reference was to the Trop, not a true garbage can.

    • kiwicricket - Aug 7, 2011 at 7:27 PM

      And the cargo-shorts thing was a dig at Gleeman

      • ThatGuy - Aug 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM

        Are we sure it isn’t

      • kiwicricket - Aug 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM

        Good point!

  4. cup0pizza - Aug 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Nice they got halladayspackageslurper and utleyspubes on film.

  5. hcf95688 - Aug 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    The cargo shorts alone scream “Loser”. Digging in the trash/fighting over a foul ball? Suspicions confirmed.

    • JBerardi - Aug 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM

      Lesson: don’t mess with HBT commentators and their cargo shorts.

  6. shaggylocks - Aug 7, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Was this tweeted while Stephen Colbert was controlling MLB’s twitter feed?

  7. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 7, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    hahahaha I saw this on SC, it was beyond ridiculous but it happened in the US (in Florida no less) so it wasn’t exactly shocking. The way your economy is going it makes sense if maybe they thought they could sell the ball for beer money or something. I like that security decided the garbage can got to keep the ball

    • sportsdrenched - Aug 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      You say that like other economies around the world are doing better?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 8, 2011 at 2:48 PM

        Yes, they’re not doing well, but you’re doing worse. I don’t see this happening at any Jays games

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM

        After decades of being viewed as America’s hat (such a ridiculous insult btw) by you guys you’ll excuse me if schadenfreude leads me to take some cheapshots….but everyone up here has been waiting a long time for the tables to turn and who knows when we’ll get that chance again

  8. IdahoMariner - Aug 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    i especially like that it was the guy who got their last who started throwing elbows and acting like he was somehow entitled to the ball.

    • kiwicricket - Aug 7, 2011 at 10:58 PM

      I commend his competitive instinct. He shows winning, scrappy intangibles whilst digging through public garbage.

  9. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 8, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Easy big fella. My dudes, it’s a baseball.

  10. contraryguy - Aug 8, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    When I read the headline I thought it was a description of how CC Sabathia’s uniform fits…

  11. garlicfriesandbaseball - Aug 8, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Newsflash! They’re only $25 per dozen at Walmart folks!

  12. hotkarlsandwich - Aug 8, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    “No one’s gotten a handjob in cargo shorts since ‘Nam” – Superbad

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