It happens all the time in the world of professional sports: one split-second decision costs the team the game, the season, the Super Bowl, or even a player’s career; in some cases, it can even cost someone their life. This mistake can manifest itself in the shape of anything: an unfortunate interception, an ill-advised trade-off, a dodgy landing, or someone literally dropping the ball. Whatever way, that split-second decision can land its doer an unwanted inclusion in the sports history books, as the fifteen blunders listed below have undoubtedly done. [Read more…]
Baseball by its very nature is a passive sport. There isn’t much in the way of pounding and thumping going on in the day to day aspects of the game. That’s why, when there is a fight, it’s usually very entertaining, mostly because the players are really, really bad at fighting. Here are the top 5 baseball fights of the modern era.
5. Chan Ho Park Karate Kicks Tim Belcher
June 5th, 1999. An interleague game between the Angels and Dodgers got interesting when the two pitchers got into it on the basepaths. Chan Ho Park, the Dodgers’ starting pitcher, took offense to the way Angels pitcher Tim Belcher tagged him after Park hit a ground ball. It started much like any other baseball fight, until Park took things up a notch.
Park, after throwing a few lame punches, opened up on Belcher with the always classic spinning scissor kick. It didn’t exactly work out like in a Jackie Chan movie. [Read more…]
Baseball gets a bad rap because it’s no longer the “cool” sport to root for, because it’s a sophisticated sport that doesn’t involve smashing someone else’s face in. What’s more, it doesn’t have masculine positions to play, like the “tight end.”
But what people don’t take into account is that baseball players have to be just as in shape as any other athlete, and in some cases, they’re more conditioned than anyone else. In fact, we want to see those beefy football players try to pull off some of these stunts… [Read more…]