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Picture of the Day: Dallas Keuchel has a clever message for a heckler

Jul 24, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

This is pretty great. Via Nick Wong on Twitter, Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel tossed this baseball to a heckler in the crowd during today’s game against the Athletics.

It’s awesome because it’s true. And it’s nice to see that Keuchel not only gets it, but has a sense of humor about the whole thing. It should be enough to turn that “heckler” into a fan. Well done.

  1. edelmanfanclub - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    He’s using sarcasm and reality to deal with a heckler, I applaud him. As an amateur comic I can’t stand being heckled. I, of course heckle to a certain point at sporting events. Sue me.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Tell us a joke, clown.

      • jerze2387 - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM

        A horse walks into a bar, and the bartender says “why the long face?”

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM

        I meant more like this:

        A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office, and the podiatrist says, “What’s the problem?”

        And the moth says “What’s the problem? Where do I begin, man?” He goes, “I go to work for Gregory Illinivich, and uh, all day long I work. Honestly doc, I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore. I don’t even know if Gregory Illinivich knows. He only knows that he has power over me, and that seems to bring him happiness. But I don’t know, I wake up in a malaise, and I walk here and there.”

        And the podiatrist says, “Oh yeah?”

        And the moth goes, “Yes.” And he goes, “Uh, at night I…I sometimes wake up and I turn to some old lady in my bed that’s on my arm. A lady that I once loved, doc. I don’t know where to turn to. My youngest, Alexendria, she fell in the…in the cold of last year. The cold took her down, as it did many of us. And my other boy, and this is the hardest pill to swallow, doc. My other boy, Gregarro Ivinalititavitch… I no longer love him. As much as it pains me to say, when I look in his eyes, all I see is the same cowardice that I… that I catch when I take a glimpse of my own face in the mirror. If only the cowardice was stronger then perhaps…perhaps I could bring myself to reach over to that cocked and loaded gun that lays on the bedside behind me and end this hellish facade once and for all.”

        He says, “Doc, sometimes I feel like a spider, even though I’m a moth, just barely hanging on to my web with an everlasting fire underneath me. I’m not feeling good.

        And so the doctor says, “Moth, man, you’re troubled. But you should be seeing a psychiatrist. Why on earth did you come here?”

        And then the moth said, “‘Cause the light was on.”

      • historiophiliac - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

        Moths don’t have feet! Doof.

      • derklempner - Jul 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM

        A horse walks into a bar, and the bartender says “why the long face?”

        And the horse replied, “My son has cancer.”

  2. yahmule - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Chris Perez should pay attention.

    • drewy44 - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:59 PM

      Paying attention isn’t exactly in the wheelhouse of the baked.

      • dluxxx - Jul 25, 2014 at 9:54 AM

        Wait, what?

  3. apkyletexas - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Either that’s a huge baseball (or a softball) or that dude in the picture has incredibly tiny hands.

    • dondada10 - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      I only count four digits. Perhaps that’s an issue.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      What!?? You mean it’s photoshopped? Aw, man!

  4. jasjbb - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I’ve got a funny story about Tyler Collins (OF, DET) while he was with Erie in AA last year…except he heckled ME and was benched a game after it. He “made up” by tossing me an apology on a ball. Turned me into a fan. Takes a lot to admit you were wrong and swallow your pride.

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM

      where’s the funny part?

      • historiophiliac - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

        It’s what they call a “meet cute.”

  5. jasjbb - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    We’ll see if it’s postable…
    He struck out, which got everyone a free Big Mac, he walked back to the dugout, and grabbed his jock and told me to s*ck his d!ck, when I told him he could have my Big Mac… The ‘roid rage must have taken over….

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 25, 2014 at 12:39 AM

      You are terrible at comedy.

    • thebaseballidiot - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:19 AM

      So you actually heckled him first?

      Why leave that out of the original comment?

      • jerze2387 - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM

        When telling a story, everybody always leaves out the part where THEY were wrong. Havent you watched the peoples Court?

  6. yankeessuckameanone - Jul 25, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Boss

  7. bronx77 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    Cuz the light was on. Lol that was a good one.

  8. jasjbb - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    You people are absolute idiots.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      You get heckled by a player for showing up at a ball game in a hockey uniform and WE’RE the idiots?

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      don’t call a story funny if its not.

      that’s comedy 101

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