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The Pedestrian
08-11-2010, 03:06 PM

Many women would do anything for a boyfriend who likes to dance.

But as one woman unfortunately learned on Monday, a man who decides to do the Texas two-step and electric slide away from your side as a foul ball screams toward you into the stands is far from a dream date.

In one of the funnier foul ball mishaps I've seen, a woman named Sarah was struck with a foul ball at the Houston Astros game after her male companion named Bo ducked out of the way.

Watch the play on MLB.com

As most of the blogosphere is noting this morning, chivalry is officially dead.

After all, if a man can't abide by the simplest rule of a baseball date don't let your company get hit by a foul ball what hope can women hold for things like flagging down the beer vendor or having their scorecard kept when they head to the ladies room?

On the bright side, Sarah's only injury was a bruise and Bo's strict interpretation of the term "dodgeball" earned the couple a lighthearted moment in the spotlight. Sarah later told the Astros television reporter that she, unlike her boyfriend, saw it coming:

"As soon as we got here and I saw where we were sitting, I said 'Baby, I'm going to get hit," Sarah said. "He said, 'No, you won't. I'll catch it if you do.' We just had this conversation and sure enough, the ball comes at me. He just bailed."

So what was Bo's excuse for his comedic act of temporary cowardice? Well, he claimed to have lost Chris Johnson's(notes) drive in the lights at Minute Maid Park.

Of course he lost it in the lights. Here's hoping that the couple stopped at a sporting goods store for some eyeblack. You know, just after their postgame trip to the florist.


Seriously, though...this guy needs to be beat down.

08-11-2010, 03:10 PM
We landed on the moon!

08-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Seriously, though...this guy needs to be beat down.

Bartenders and guys who can't catch foul balls. Anyone else on your ass kicking list?

In related news, Michael Jackson is dead.

08-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Boner shot Gary Coleman then turned the gun......


08-11-2010, 03:12 PM
We passed on a NT for a nickel back.

08-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Hugh Douglas shot John Goodman while looking for a house in KC for Bill Cowher.


08-11-2010, 04:41 PM
The next time you feel the need to start a thread we have a small request. Get yourself an edition of yesterday's paper. If what you're about to post is on the front page then don't post it. It's a simple rule, really.