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Video: Astros fan licks baseball, gets slapped

Jun 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Why the kid wanted to lick the baseball, I have no idea. Why his sister (I assume) wanted to slap him is pretty darn clear.

The kid is probably OK, though. Even though that ball has been rubbed with mud and gross pitcher hands and fouled off a pine-tarred bat.

  1. rollinghighwayblues - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    “The video you have selected is not yet available.”


    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 27, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      WARNING: Stupid commercial is twice as long as the semi-amusing video. Proceed at your own risk.

  2. Craig Calcaterra - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM


    • sportsfan18 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      It’s OK Craig…

      It’s the thought that counts… and it isn’t your fault…

      I like stories like this that are tangentially related to the game…

      so MUCH goes into baseball and yet so MUCH of it is ignored by the press…

    • thomas844 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Hey, the way you described it is good enough for me, even without a video.

      • Old Gator - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

        Children are horrible.

  3. tbird05 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Reminds me of the few players that lick their bats after fouling of a pitch. Weird fetish type stuff.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I believe those guys are just sniffing the bat. It can leave a little burned spot when a pitch is fouled off.

      • tbird05 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

        Jose Constanza admitted to licking (and you could see it on TV also). Sniffing would make more since, and be less disgusting, but to each is own I suppose.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      • tbird05 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:53 AM

        Don’t do it sabathiawouldbegoodatheeighthtoo! Yes, some might object to people licking bats and balls, but for the most part, life is still good.

        Hang in there buddy.

  4. El Bravo - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    I assume he licked it simply to get that reaction from big sis. Good move kid. You properly grossed her out and also now know how baseballs taste.

    • pbastille - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      He’s attaching his cooties so she won’t take it from him…

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    So this stuff is what people are watching during Astros games these days?

  6. hk62 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    If you have multiple kids you know the answer – if he licks it, none of his siblings will want to touch it!!
    Hence the slap as well – depriving his sister of the joy of holding his foul ball. (If she thought about all the other places the ball could have been, she’d likely not want to touch it anyway).

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