The Rangers Fan Who Did the Sprinkler Last Night Has a History of Being Awesome

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God bless the ESPN video librarian who dug up all this footage. The sprinkler is cool, but the immediate throw-back is even better.

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Chuck G.
Chuck G.

His 15 minutes will be up fast if he continues the water-sprinkler act. It's time for the chubby brat to find a new bit.

Sammy
Sammy

Glad to see someone catch a Josh Hamilton ball and not die.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh

Besides the fact that his bit got tiresome long ago, he's taking away from the fun of seeing 20 kids dog pile a home run ball. That kind of scrum is much more amusing.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

We used to have Zonk. I have no idea what he does with the baseballs he gets. If he bought his own season tickets he has just as much a right to be an idiot in the bleachers as anybody else.While I stopped by over on the other side of the Trinity...I don't give a shit who does sportsy blogs over here at the DO. Even spare ass bloggers from Seattle. I get to comment and generally be obnoxious when I want to! About sports!How long before there is a contest to eat the big dog in the shortest amount of time? That needs to happen soon. Somebody needs to set the bar. Personally, a good old brat and a beer is fine. I can eat BBQ any old time. If the kid wants pizza, give him some pizza. Whatever. Some folks have sushi at their ballpark. Shrug. I was about as excited to see Neftali pitch as I was Yu. Yu was all jacked up on adrenaline. Give him time. Neftali might make a starter after all. Gotta give him time too. 

Hope nobody on the commentariat has had tornado damage. My grandfather and uncle and several thousand other people lived through that one up in WF in 79. Today was the day. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Back in 1982 my little school up in East Texas thought it wise to send us younguns home before the big storms arrived...the twister that tore up Paris missed my latchkey self by less than a mile..good times!

dt&ot
dt&ot

The kid is awesome.  First timeI saw him was 2010 I think.  Ran out grabbed a visitor hr ball and fired it back to second. 

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I was at the game last night and I wanted to immediately leave my seat and give that kid a wedgie. Seeing him on TV and then last night irritates the hell out of me and I don't know why because it shouldn't.

Mickister
Mickister

 I know I'm going to hell for this, but I hope one day that kid reaches for a Josh Hamilton homerun ball that lands just a little too far on the other side of the rail.

TripleD_kingpin
TripleD_kingpin

that dude is at every game. hes somewhat of a celebrity in arlington. Every time I go out to a game I see him taking pictures with folks, shaking hands and kissing babies. not to mention he's a regular on sports center during the baseball season.

Champagne_Coolie
Champagne_Coolie

Reminds me of Kramer taking Karate classes with 10 year olds...

JS
JS

Yeah, I love how the Rangers let this idiot in for free so he can steal souvenirs from children whose parents paid for them to get seats.

Melisa Oporto
Melisa Oporto

Like Ced stated, this guy buys his own season tickets every year so he has every right to be sitting out there as much as anyone else. Although I do have qualms with him hoarding the homerun balls he does catch in a backpack that he carries around with him, I cannot be mad that he's out there. I have come to just expect him to be there as he has sort of become a novelty act in a way.

Also if you actually watch the games, he, in fact, does NOT catch every ball that goes out to Greene's Hill as people do beat him to them from time to time. It is still a free for all, but he has just learned to get a better read on the ball and usually gets a head start against everyone else to get into position to catch it.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

can those kids do the running man? the lawnmower? the water sprinkler? Didn't think so.

Smokey Problemson
Smokey Problemson

I actually agree with you.. Not in an "I can do something about this" kinda way but just in a powerless "mumble mumble Jerks!" kinda way. It's like the kids who all play laser tag like ALL THE TIME so they can shit all over employed people's fun on the rare occasion we have the time/ money to spend on laser tag. Yeah, they're allowed to treat laser tag like it's a Navy Seals mission, but that doesn't make them any more tolerable as human beings.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Yeah, or the kids in the paintball park, when you go once every couple years on some bullshit team building exercise, that decide to be on the other team and proceed to eliminate you and every one of your teammates.

Ced
Ced

he bought his own season tickets. It appears you know nothing about what you speak.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I suspect you appreciate participation ribbons and sports leagues for children where they dont keep score. 

Steve
Steve

 And birthday parties where EVERYONE gets a gift. 

Throwup
Throwup

Just shut your face please. You stupiding up the place.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Their children aren't fast enough to beat him to it. Not everyone exits a winner in life.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh

Even if they were, he'd probably just run right over them anyway. Kind of like Borbon running into Cruz for an easy pop up catch.

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

*ha ha*

Booo Friggin' hoo. Your spoiled brat doesn't need any more souvenirs.

Esco1281
Esco1281

dude or dudett whatever shut up how many homeruns get hit on average at a game and plus he seems to be the only one catching the ball majority of the time the ball hits the grass and its a mad scramble kids would get hurt trying to fight for a ball. plus he 17 still a teen age kid. suck it up and learn how to catch a ball so u can give to a kid.

JS
JS

My kids are too old to care, and I worked hard enough (and was lucky enough) to be able to afford seats where they were able to get a fair number of balls when they were at the age when they did care. But how many people scrape together enough money to be able to take their kid to a game once or twice a year? And how would you feel if your kid on his or her one special night at the Ballpark lost a souvenir to some jerkwad who just wanted to get on tv? I hope he is satisfied with himself that he is beating 8 year old kids to HR balls.

Oh, and to the other commentators: No, am definitely not in favor of ribbons for everyone. In fact, one of my kids would laugh if told that as I deprived him of many ribbons and medals over the years by having him run against older kids as he tended to dominate his own age group. But sports leagues for kids under the age of 8-10 or so ought to be about developing kids' skills and having fun, not satisfying some parent's bloodlust for a win. Also, I hate bday parties where everyone leaves with a bag o' crap. How the hell did that ever get started?

esparza322@gmail.com
esparza322@gmail.com

If ur kids don't care then y do u? Stop hating cuz he is at a Rangers game n anit. Shit he has season passes. U speak of something u don't know about so who ever u r just get off n move on HATER! By the way Rangers all the way! DallasTx babe

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Looked like there were only adults around him, and not many at that. Besides, how do you know what he does with the balls he doesn't throw back?

You're getting angry at something that isn't even really happening.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Dude that is awesome. I'm glad they still allow him to sit out there after the throwback(I mean, he is someone's son that works there, I'm sure they would allow him there even if he wasn't).

A-nony-mouse
A-nony-mouse

He can catch and had a pretty good throw. Can he hit and would he be willing to play center when Josh gets hurt?

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