What Won’t Pedro Ciriaco Swing At?

As noted in our parent pages a while back, Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco never met a pitch he didn’t like. But are his wild-swinging tendencies limited to just baseballs?

It’s time to play the game show sensation that’s sweeping the nation:

Round 1: Will Pedro Ciriaco swing at a Honey Baked Ham?


Round 2: Will Pedro Ciriaco swing at a new iPhone 5?


Round 3: Will Pedro Ciriaco swing at the severed head of Wolf Blitzer?


Tune in next week for another exciting episode of What Won’t Pedro Ciriaco Swing At?


(h/t to Jeff Sulivan for the original gifs)


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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.

13 Responses to “What Won’t Pedro Ciriaco Swing At?”

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  1. Kyle says:

    You would think the sight of the big dead head of a prominent news celebrity would be enough to give Pedro Ciriaco pause. You would think that, and you would be wrong.

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  2. Dan says:

    To be fair, Carter Capps has some nasty stuff.

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  3. Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown says:

    Where is Capps storing all of these things? This is just excellent by the way.

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  4. Bryz says:

    This is excellent.

    Alternate headline: “Carter Capps Throws Everything But The Kitchen Sink.”

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  5. Larch says:

    This might be my favorite single post in the history of Fangraphs.

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  6. Tim says:

    Well this is just fantastic.

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  7. jcxy says:


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  8. tomchaps says:

    I would like to now point out that at this point in the 2013 season, Pedro Ciriaco has the highest BB% of any middle infielder.

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