go to MSN.com
Found April 11, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:

Via Sportress of Blogitude:

During the bottom of the eighth inning of the game between the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on Wednesday night, a fan flashed some sweet catching skills in capturing a foul ball off the bat of Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak.

With the ball descending down on him, the young man utilized the only thing he had in his possession that could be used in place of a glove: his beer cup.

With his pals jockeying for position under the foul ball, he snatched the ball out of their respective clutches by catching it his glass. And then, without any regard for the dirty ball floating in his cup of suds, proceeded to slam his beer in classic brewski-slugging fashion.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Fan Catches Ball in Beer Cup, Chugs Drink With Baseball Inside for Liveliest Moment of Mariners-Astros Game (Video)

Does Mariners-Astros not sound like a great matchup? The rosters may not have a lot to offer, but boy, the fans can bring a show. A fan made up for the many empty seats around him Wednesday night by using the old beer-cup-catch on a Justin Smoak foul ball. He then completed the moment in perfect form, chugging his sudsy beverage with no regard to what could happen to his fine-looking...

Early season review: Mariners top pitching prospects

Aces and closers aplenty Before the regular season we took a look at the best positional prospects in the Mariners farm system. Today we take a look at Seattle’s crown jewel: the pitching prospects. It’s well known that the M’s have three of the best pitching prospects in baseball. That trio has been dubbed “the big three,” and consists of starters James Paxton, Taijuan...

Seattle Mariners fan catches foul ball in beer, chugs it (Video)

Although we've seen moments like this before, baseball fans have always been the most creative in catching foul balls. During last night's Seattle Mariners/Houston Astros game, one fan caught a foul ball off the bat of Seattle's Justin Smoak in his beer and decided to finish off his brew that help scored him a souvenir: Your browser does not support iframes.

Mariners RF Saunders leaves with sprained shoulder

Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders has sprained his right shoulder crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch. He will be re-examined Thursday and the team says Saunders is expected to miss ''some time.'' Saunders left Wednesday night's game against Houston in the first inning after running down a deep drive hit by leadoff batter Jose Altuve. Saunders...

Mariners fan catches foul ball in beer, then drinks it down

A Seattle Mariners fan caught a foul ball in his cup of beer and then chugged it down. This guy's nonchalant 8th inning catch with his plastic, beer-filled glove was a little messy but still garnered raves from the announcers, a loud roar of approval from the crowd and high-fives from his buds. These kind of grab-and-guzzles are becoming pretty commonplace and it's time...

Finally over. Astros beat Mariners 16-9

In a game that took three hours and 36 minutes we saw rookie M's pitcher Brandon Maurer get knocked around early tonight and the Mariners could never recover. The Astros' 22 hits tied for the sixth most in club history. A small comeback was underway in the bottom of the 9th. The M's sent 8 batters up and put up four runs but it was just to much to come back from...

The Astros did WHAT?

We’re still in April, but by season’s end you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stranger baseball score than Astros 16, Mariners 9 at Safeco Field on Tuesday night. First off, it was a cold night in a pitcher’s park with two inept offenses. And not even that basic descriptor does this thing justice. Games like this are what give Tim Kurkijan a mega-boner. To wit: - The first...

Fantasy: Top waiver-wire pitcher for April 12

Mixed-league roto owners, looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Friday's full slate of games? Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom: Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners (vs. Rangers) 1. In two starts this season, spanning 14 innings, Iwakuma has a 2.57 ERA, 0.43 WHIP and letter-perfect K-BB rate of 100. 2. Of his 32 career appearances...

Casper Wells claimed by the Blue Jays

Casper Wells claimed by the Blue Jays The Seattle Mariners tried to get Casper Wells thru MLB waivers and it didn't pan out. The squabbling and struggling Toronto Blue Jays grabbed him today first reported by Peter Gammons. https://twitter.com/pgammo/status/322044387808907264 Jason Bay of course beat him out during Spring Training for an extra outfield spot on the roster...

Michael Morse could miss a week with fractured pinkie

The injuries are piling up for the Seattle Mariners.  Yesterday, Seattle placed Michael Saunders on the disabled list after he made a running catch and slammed into the wall.  Saunders suffered a sprained shoulder and will be out at least two weeks.  Now, the club says Michael Morse could miss a week with a fractured pinkie. Morse was hit by a pitch in last night's contest...

Astros 16, Mariners 9

Jose Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. After totaling nine runs during a six-game losing streak, the Astros scored nine in just six outs and won for the first time since opening night. The smallest crowd in Safeco Field history saw the Astros...

Ken Rosenthal reports Mariners to acquire Aaron Harang

Mariners to acquire Aaron Harang? FOX MLB Reporter & senior baseball writer at the MLB Network Ken Rosenthal just tweeted that the M's are close to acquiring pitcher Aaron Harang. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/322403037878579201 He says the Rockies and the Mariners are working through final details, including approval from commissioner's office. ...

Houston, We Have Offense

As a team, the Houston Astros only scored 17 runs through the first 7 games. They also only had 5 doubles and 2 home runs. They erupted Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners with 16 runs on 22 hits, 8 of which were extra base hits.Astros 16 Mariners 9The Astros got a nice start from Erik Bedard who threw 4 innings allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks before leaving with an undisclosed...
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels teammates: Pujols called his 2-homer game

If his Los Angeles Angels teammates are to be believed — and frankly, why shouldn’t they? — Albert Pujols called his 499th and 500th home runs hours before the team took the field to take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Both Erick Aybar and Mike Trout claim Pujols, who currently leads the league […] The post Angeles teammates say Albert Pujols called his 499th...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  | 

Phil Jackson: Spurs are not a dynasty

Phil Jackson is calling the shots for the Knicks as their new team president and it looks like he’s taking shots at an old Western Conference foe. Jackson has been taking jabs at the San Antonio Spurs since 1999, when the then newly signed Lakers coach suggested that the Spurs championship should have an asterisk next to it because it occurred during a lockout shortened season...
Via Thacover2
8 hours ago  | 

Agent takes blame for Clowney shutting down workouts

South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney took a ton of heat from scouts and pundits when he decided to terminate any future individual workouts for team a few weeks ago. But now Clowney’s agent has come forward and claimed that it was his call to do so, since he believed teams had more than enough information on the phenomenal pass rusher. Clowney’s agent, Bus Cook, was convinced...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
3 hours ago  | 

Tracy McGrady makes Sugarland Skeeters as pitcher

A: Roger Clemens, Scott Kazmir, Tracy McGrady Q: Who are current or former pitchers for the Sugarland Skeeters, Alex. It’s official, Tracy McGrady is a two-sport professional athlete.  The Sugarland Skeeters (Atlantic League, Independent) announced today that seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady has made their team as a pitcher.  The Sugarland...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 hours ago  | 

Michael Pineda ejected after pine tar was found on his neck

After cameras caught Michael Pineda using an egregious amount of pine tar (or, according to Pineda, “dirt”) on his palm against the Red Sox earlier this month, he tried to pull the same schtick again on Wednesday night at Fenway. Unfortunately for Pineda, John Farrell is not dumb enough to be fooled twice. Pineda was ejected from the game in the second inning after Farrell asked...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 hours ago  | 

Is Ndamukong Suh on the trade block?

Scott Bischoff of NewEraCcouting.com reports that the Detroit Lions are discussing the possibility of trading DT Ndamukong Suh in order to move up “as high as possible” in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. Joel Corry mentions that if the Lions were to trade Suh, it would likely be a sign-and-trade. Jason Fitzgerald points out that few teams could take on Suh...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 hours ago  | 

Russell Wilson files for divorce

This is surprising. Sometimes when a couple has to deal with stardom and fame, things can get very difficult in the relationship.  Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting that Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson is divorcing his wife Ashton. Seahawks have just released a statement that Russell Wilson has filed for a divorce from wife, Ashton. — Bob Condotta (@bcondotta...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago  | 

NFL Sunday night flex scheduling to start in Week 5

The NFL must have taken notes from the fans last season, as the plethora of horrible Sunday night games had fans yawning all year long. That’s about to change, as flex scheduling will begin in week 5 instead of week 11 this season, ensuring quality games every Sunday night for a large majority of the 2014 campaign. A tweet from Adam Schefter comfirmed the change: Big change: Sunday...
Via Down and Distance
9 hours ago  | 

Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke out in favor of gay marriage

Stone Cold Steve Austin was born in Texas, and the beer-guzzling bad ass has always been proud of it. As most of you know, Texas is not one of the 17 US states where gay marriage is legal. Apparently Stone Cold has formed his own opinions on same-sex marriage, because the WWE star has no […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  | 

Report: Johnny Manziel on Bucs' 'short list' of draft targets

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, citing a league source, reports that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is on the “short list” of players being considered by Buccaneers in round one of this year’s NFL draft. McClure’s source didn’t specific just how short this list of players really is. Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Manziel is visiting with the Browns...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.