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Found July 07, 2012 on Redlegs Review:

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It's common knowledge that texting while driving isn't exactly advisable. But what about trying to update one's Facebook status while taking in a baseball game? Well, if this video clip serves as any indication, the latter probably isn't advisable either.

The situation unfolded during Friday's battle between the Reds and Padres at PETCO Park. Seen here is Padres fan, Travis Decker, getting plunked by a foul ball while attempting to "check-in" to the game on the popular social media site. As you can see, it didn't end well for the upbeat Decker as he took a batted cowhide right to the shoulder. To his credit though, he did play a real good sport when being interviewed afterward. However, it's now clear that Padres fans are feeling the pain of their team this season in more ways than one.

So, was he ever able to successfully complete his mission on his phone? Well, the Facebook world will be happy to know that Decker was indeed eventually able to update his whereabouts. And by doing so, confirmed to all of his friends that he was the guy who got dotted with a foul ball on national television because of something as silly as Facebook. He's not likely to live this story down anytime soon, and deservedly so.


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  • Next time maybe you can do the whole world a favor a not post at all !!! Really dumb stuff ! And, nice attitude there - NOT !
  • You old lady told me that you posting is not the only thing you do prematurely. She told me that when her and your mom were tag teaming me. Do you wonder why your socks feel sticky?
  • What a freakin Knucklehead!FACEBOOK....At a baseball game...NOBODY CARES!
  • Hey he got on TV and was interviewed by a hot chick. Kudos to the fan :)
  • I hope Travis got her phone number!!!

    "Hey babe, how 'bout a few cocktails after the game in the Gaslamp?"
  • Poetic justice... Just another Facebook dope who thinks people really need to know where he is and what he's doing at all times...
  • Like, this really bothered you ... give us a break !
  • goboltz - Let me guess: You're a bitter Facebook shareholder and/or one of the dopes who posts every aspect of their dull lives throughout each day... Either way, relax...
  • another thick skull who thinks the world is concerned about his every move.
  • Should have hit him in the MOUTH....and taken out some Teeth....If he's TXting at a Game....He's Txting while he's DRIVING......
  • WOW - can you get any more idiotic ! Get a real hobby.
  • Is this a known fact? You're a dumba$$
  • In this case his name shouldn't have commas before and after
    since he is the subject. If the author who wrote this had said a Padres fan then his name then two commas would be appropriate.
  • Hey grandpa, people are connected today. We actually have attention spans that can handle more than one thing at a time...
  • But only for about 15 minutes at a time!
  • Thanks for noticeing,We know it does'nt get handled,,.
  • I saw the ball's FB page; it said "just hit some dope updating his FB status and wasn't looking at me". I have no idea why people are so delusional to think anyone cares where they are every moment of the day.
  • Facebooks status:Spokesperson for sofa king
    It was a sofa king great game.
  • Baseball fan that says it all. Who would pay to sit there & watch morons play that game.
  • Played basketball, baseball, softball and flag football until age 62 years. Players and fans need to be alert at all times, been to many pro baseball games and have a few foul balls, when you go to sleep? It hurts.
  • There's a scene just like this in Fever Pitch which is not a bad movie if you can get past Jimmy Fallon.
  • So I guess he will want to sue, like that dumbell lady suing the little league player.
  • Stop and really look at this story. Here is some loser updating his text on the internet telling anybody who will read it that he's at a ballgame. Yet here are all of you updating YOUR text on the internet telling anybody who will read it ABOUT this loser updating his text on the internet to anybody who will read it. Who's really the desperate one in this story?
  • That is typical now. People checking in to facebook and other stuff are oblivious to what is going on. If you are so important that you need to let people know what you are doing, at least have some awareness, don't let that batter of a baseball game wake up your brain.
  • It's simple, enjoy the moment put your cell phone and laptop away. Enjoy what's in front of you!!!! He's lucky it hit him in the shoulder.
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