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Jim Harbaugh Says He Goes To Baseball Games Because He “Loves Getting Foul Balls” And Has Caught 20 In His Life

He literally lives to catch foul balls

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Q: You went to six baseball games right before camp started? Why so many games? You played it, you just love watching it?

-HARBAUGH: I love getting foul balls.

-Q: But you didn’t get any this time.

-HARBAUGH: I didn’t really get any good opportunities.But I went–it was so close to the season starting that I was finding that competitiveness; watching other guys compete was at least was good. The fires were on before we had a chance to get going here, while our players were away.And that’s really what it was–I wanted to go back the next day and then the next day.

-Q: Those cameras caught you in Arizona with your glove just dying to get a foul ball. Just seems like you were thinking the whole game, “I’ve got to get a ball.’

-HARBAUGH: Yeah, I was very disappointed I didn’t get a ball. That’s just every time I’ve ever gone to a baseball game, that’s my main focus. Going and getting a ball.

-Q: You must’ve gotten one or two in your life.

-HARBAUGH: Oh yeah, I’ve got 20. Got my 20th at a Giants game a year or two ago.

-Q: Foul ball?

-HARBAUGH: Yeah, I don’t count those other ones. It’s got to be in play, during a game, not batting practice. Not the kind where the third baseman runs off and tosses it into the stands. Legit.

-Q: Not from the ball girl.

-HARBAUGH: No, that is not counted. That is not counted at all.

-Q: Twenty is good.

-HARBAUGH: Twenty, yeah. I got a lot as a kid because my dad is really good friends with Gates Brown and he would get us tickets to Tigers game when we lived in Michigan.And there were games when there was maybe a thousand or 1,500 people in the stands and then in the late innings–we never left before the game was over, that was another rule, Harbaugh family rule…So there were times when the foul ball came and you’ve got the whole… you’ve got three sections all yourself and it’s just a matter of running over there and getting it.

-Q: You have the ball from last year, I’m sure.

-HARBAUGH: I don’t count the college balls, either. Because I got a few at Stanford, but I don’t count those.

And I had to go to the bathroom really bad. So I had to make a decision: Me and my brother were like 20 people from actually being able to go on to the field and take a picture with [the player] right by the first-base bag. And it was either go to the bathroom and not get a picture, or do it right there in my pants. So I chose to go in my pants and my parents have this picture of a big ring right here (points to an obvious place on the front of his pants).

 

 

 

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Well that was quite the interview. I know it was official but now it’s officially official, Jim Harbaugh is an absolute maniac. Pissing his pants to get pictures, not counting balls he gets in batting practice or in college, keeping track of the number of balls he’s caught in his life. Unreal. The guy lives his life at full tilt all the time. He’s like a wild dog on a leash just begging to be let loose. Fuck sitting and enjoying a day at the park, Harbaugh needs to be in that action, and that action is a useless souvenir no one really cares about. Honestly, If he wasn’t a football coach he would be the Foul ball guy. Could you imagine the wars those two would have? I would pay for a Harbaugh vs. Zach Hample PPV in a heartbeat.

 

 

Way to use your elbows sir.


 

 

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I still think the glove is bullshit but when your only reason for going to baseball games is because you “love foul balls” I guess I can make an exception.

By Big Cat posted August 21st, 2014 at 10:36 AM

400 People Participated In “Pay It Forward” At Florida Starbucks And Bought The Person Behind Them A Free Drink, Oh My God My Faith In Humanity Is Magically RESTORED!

This makes zero sense

 

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ST. PETERSBURG — The acts of kindness began at 7 a.m. Wednesday with a woman, her iced coffee and a stranger’s caramel macchiato.The woman paid for her own drink, then asked to pay for the drink of the person behind her in the drive-through. That person returned the favor and paid for the person behind, and so did that person, until the employees at the St. Petersburg Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard began a tally on green laminated paper near the drive-through window.

By 1:30 p.m., the chain had reached 260 customers. People ordered a drink at the speaker. When they pulled through to the next window, the barista, Vu Nguyen, 29, leaned through and said with a smile that their drinks had already been paid for by the person in front of them. Would they like to return the favor? “It makes your day better, I think,” said Lexie Kane, 17, of St. Petersburg, who ordered an iced coffee. Tim Burnside, 19, had visited in the morning and paid it forward. He returned later to see whether it was still going on. Seeing that it was, he ordered a second chai tea.

“It’s nice just to do a random act of kindness for someone you don’t know,” said Burnside, also of St. Petersburg. Some said the simple act connected them to all of the others in line before them. Others said they didn’t want to be the jerk to end it. The baristas inside began to think of what they might do if it lasted until 10 p.m., when the Starbucks closed. Perhaps they could put the final amount on a gift card and continue the next day? They tallied 378 people by early evening. Then at 6 p.m., customer No. 379 — a woman in a white Jeep Commander — pulled into the drive-through and ordered a regular coffee. Nguyen leaned out the window. He told her about the chain that had begun that morning. Would she like to participate? The woman declined, saying she just wanted to pay for her $2.25 drink and not someone else’s. Nguyen said it appeared the woman didn’t understand the concept of paying it forward.

 

 

 

Look, I’m not a cynic. I’m a pretty positive guy in life, I like to do things that I like and let others do the same. But this shit I just can never understand. Oh my god, my faith in humanity is restored, everyone bought each other a drink! Hey assholes, you do realize you’re still paying basically the exact same amount. It’s like they think they just broke the code to peace and happiness. So selfless to go and pay for someone else’s drink like that. Fucking Idiots. There is no difference in paying for your own drink or getting a free drink then paying for the next person’s drink. Everyone spent the exact same amount of money. You all did nothing. But yeah, this totally means society is great. You want to be great? You dump ice water on your head, posers.

 

 

Love love love the woman who just said no. Oh my drink is paid for? Sweet, peace bitches.

 

 

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If I owned a Starbucks or a coffee shop I would just make this story up every few weeks. Give the first person a free drink and tell them it was Pay It Forward. Free publicity, make people happy with dumb gimmicks then roll around in my Pay It Forward Money.

By Big Cat posted August 21st, 2014 at 10:01 AM

So Apparently These Two White People Were Acting Out Diehard With A Vengeance Last Night In Ferguson

Well that's an interesting strategy now isn't it.

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Maybe I have a fucked up sense of humor but that picture, this one.

 

 

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Is laugh out loud funny. Oh you guys are having a rally? Cool, mind if we join. What are we protesting against? We’ll bring cookies and some ice tea!

 

 

You just can’t be this tone deaf right? It’s not possible. To walk into an area that has been a virtual war zone for the past 2 weeks holding a couple of signs supporting the cops? Unreal. Wherever you land on all of this, there is no denying that these people have enormous balls.

 

 

 

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By far my favorite sign thus far.

 

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By Big Cat posted August 21st, 2014 at 9:25 AM

How About This Lady At The Rockies Game Pissed About The Fat Royals Fan Sitting In Front Of Her

Have some respect lady

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Best part is you can see the fat guy’s “shit, people are talking about how fat I am” 6th sense kick in halfway through. Does the old I’m just looking over there but really listening to you talk.

 

 

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Fucking Colorado. Yeah, so we eat a little too much in the Midwest, and we’re a little on the heavy side. Go smoke a bowl and mountain bike with your sweet Mongoose or something. Fat people have rights too, and that includes taking up 3 seats and blocking everyone from watching the baseball game.

By Big Cat posted August 21st, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Baseball Season Should Probably Just End For Us At This Point

The grown man drinking his baby's bottle is probably where I call it quits here

 

 

No Mas, No Mas. The dude with the chinese wrist tat sucking on his baby’s bottle is a human white flag. No Mas. Give me football.

 

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By Big Cat posted August 20th, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Cubs Lose First MLB Game Protest In 28 Years Because Of Course

Looks like we have to finish last night's game after all.

 

(Source) Major League Baseball, in a rare decision, upheld the San Francisco Giants’ protest Tuesday night over their rain-shortened loss against the Chicago Cubs, and ruled that the game be resumed Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. It was the first time a protest was upheld involving a game in 28 years. Major League Baseball ruled that the Cubs were negligent Tuesday putting a tarp in place after a 15-minute rain shower ended the game after four and a half innings, with the Cubs declared winners, 2-0, after a four-hour, 34-minute delay.

“An examination of the circumstances of last night’s game has led to the determination that there was sufficient cause to believe that there was a ‘malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club’ within the meaning of Official Baseball Rule 4.12(a)(3),” MLB said in its ruling. “Available video of the incident, and conversations with representatives of the Cubs, demonstrate that the Cubs’ inability to deploy the tarp appropriately was caused by the failure to properly wrap and spool the tarp after its last use.

 

 

Kind of a proud moment right? Just like the article said, it’s a rare decision. So yeah, we lost it, but I’d rather be on the losing side of a rare decision than not be part of it at all. How many rare decisions have the Cardinals played a part in? Exactly. And that’s how I’m selling this to myself. Only 10.5 back in the Wild Card. Tomorrow just became a Huuuuuuuge Day.

 

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By Big Cat posted August 20th, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Barstool Chicago Local Smokeshow of the Day- Bailey

Introducing Bailey from Western Illinois. Not a smart move to doubt the Leathernecks. Not with Bailey present thats for sure.  Send all smokes to chicagotips@barstoolsports.com, tweet us at ChiStoolInterns, or friend/message us on Facebook.     

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Introducing Bailey from Western Illinois. Not a smart move to doubt the Leathernecks. Not with Bailey present thats for sure.

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By chi-interns posted August 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM

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