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...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jackson: No word yet from Carmelo, confident he'll re-sign

As the NBA Universe awaits the decisions of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is showing his confidence. Jackson spoke to the media on Thursday and revealed that Anthony has five contract offers on the table from the Knicks, and he’s confident he’ll hear good news. “I felt really good […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 hour ago

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago

MLB All-Star game final vote winners announced

Celebratory day for Chicago baseball as the MLB announced both Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, and Chris Sale of the White Sox were awarded the final spots in both the National and American Leagues, respectively. Rizzo received 8.8 million votes, while Sale received 6.7 million votes. A Windy City sweep! @ARizzo44 (8.8 million votes) and […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 hours ago

FSU wideout Jesus Wilson charged with grand theft scooter

Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson was arrested on Monday after he admitted to stealing a motor scooter and crashing it last month. Court documents that were obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat on Thursday said that Wilson, 19, is facing a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. We like to call it grand […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago

Report: LeBron to decide Thursday, Ohio cops notified

The long national nightmare might be over. LeBron James may be making his announcement as early as Thursday night. Akron Beacon Journal reporter Phil Trexler reported that James’ announcement is expected at some point Thursday evening. Trexler even went as far to report that police in Bath Township, Ohio, have been told to “be prepared.” James has a home in Bath Township. Bath...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago

Lionel Messi drug tested while Argentina celebrated victory

After Argentina’s 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands to advance to the World Cup final on Sunday against Germany, Lionel Messi  wasn’t able to celebrate the win with his teammates. Messi was stuck taking a mandatory drug test. Messi posted this on his Instagram profile: “Me toco el doping y no puedo estar viviendo este momento en el vestuario. Me siento orgulloso de ser...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago

Report: A.J. Pierzynski was ‘negative influence’ to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, and now according to a report from WEEI there may be clubhouse reasons as to why the move was made. Rob Bradford of WEEI reported on Thursday that Pierzynski’s negative influence led to the decision to designate him for assignment. According to multiple […]
Via Full Scale Sports
9 hours ago

Charles Barkley: Manziel 'too immature' to handle fame

Charles Barkley has some sage advice for Johnny Manziel.On Wednesday, the former NBA player appeared on the Bull and Fox Show on WKRK-FM in Cleveland where he said that Manziel is too immature to handle fame. Barkley also urged Manziel to tone it down with the selfies."You should never take selfies of yourself doing anything that can be considered stupid," Barkley said...
Via Bush League Chronicle
11 hours ago

Argentina's Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus on tackle

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened? He […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago

Report: LeBron James is done meeting with teams

As the speculation over LeBron James’ possible future home continues to swirl and different reporters handicap the race for his services, the most interesting report of all surfaced Wednesday night. David Aldridge of NBA.com is reporting that James has all the information he needs and will no longer take meetings with teams. The report has since been confirmed by Sam Amick, Marc...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
19 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.