Johnny Four Eyes Is the NotGraphs Fan of the Night

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Johnny Four Eyes, you are the NotGraphs Fan of the Night!

In the matter of four seconds, you manage to display looks of fear for your well-being, concern for the well-being of Nate McClouth, general confusion, and a firm belief that this was not a catch.

Looks like ducking out early from your world history lecture paid off, Johnny! Congratulations! You win a … I dunno, a Labatt? It’s probably a Labatt.




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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vc
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vc

I like the enthusiastic cameo by Bubbles behind Johnny Four Eyes. Must have stolen a lot of shopping carts to get those seats.

Mike
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Mike

Is that Mary Kathryn Gallagher?

David
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David

That man is wearing a kippa. I had no idea my people lived north of the border!

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What do you mean “you people”? Oh wait, I know what you mean. Canadians. And yes, they do live north of the border.

joser
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joser

Leonard Cohen and Geddy Lee would like to have a knish with you. As would Norman Jewison, David and Linda Frum, Eugene Levy, Howie Mandel, Naomi Klein, Seth Rogan, Drake, Paul Shaffer, and William Shatner. Mordecai Richler and Lorne Greene would too, but they’re dead.

Tim
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Tim

Wow, the only people less funny that NotGraphs posters are the commenters.

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And what’s your best joke?

Is it “What is the hardest part about ice skating?”

Answer: “Telling your parents you’re gay.”

Oh, Beepy
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Oh, Beepy

I seriously think McLouth dropped that ball. Watching the broadcast he was down there a long time and that guy kinda confirmed it.

Bronnt
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Bronnt

I don’t have any opinion either way. If he did drop it, though, it would seem kind of a shame to take the out away. I mean, the ball is clearly in his glove, and then creams into a waist-high obstruction that drops him off the field of play and into (probably) cement stairs. It’s different than making a diving catch where the ball is in your glove for a second and then pops right back out. This was probably in his glove all the way from when he caught it until his body had completely flopped over and his glove hit the stairs. I don’t think the rules should necessarily be like the NFL, where you have to maintain clear undisputed control of the ball going all the way to the ground.

That said, the ball clearly is nowhere near being in the same spot in his glove when he comes up with as it was when he caught it-it was very high in the pocket when he hit the wall, and it was in the back of the pocket when he got up.

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