Aug 10, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT
Personally it’s no great surprise that a guy wearing a designer baseball cap backwards and sideways, and a lip ring, would totally bail on his girlfriend as a foul ball zoomed in their direction. But the Astros broadcast crew is sickened by this display (“Oh no! You have got to be kidding.”). First, multiple replays show the guy fleeing as the ball approaches, leaving his girlfriend to get smacked in the elbow by the hurtling missile. Then a sideline reporter shows up, and the excruciating inquiry begins. My guess: this relationship did not last the evening.
Video following the jump.
The woman, identified only as Sarah, was struck on the right arm by a foul ball off the bat of Chris Johnson in the fourth inning while sitting down the left-field line — a ball that she didn’t see coming because her boyfriend ducked out of the way at the last second.
“As soon as we got here and I saw where we were sitting, I said ‘Baby, we’re going to get hit,’” the woman said when interviewed during the game. “He said, ‘No, I’ll catch it if you do. We just had this conversation and sure enough, the ball comes at me. He just bailed.”
The boyfriend, named Bo, wound up retrieving the ball, but he had one of the oldest excuses in the book as to why he lost flight of the ball.
“The ball was coming up and I was going to catch it and it was in the lights and I lost track of it,” he said.
The best part is when the reporter gets to them, and begins relentlessly browbeating the boyfriend. If you watch closely, you can see Bo and Sarah’s relationship unraveling with each question. Reporter:
“We’re going to call him Bo the Bailer, because he bailed on Sarah. … Sarah, you knew the ball was coming your way when you got these seats. Where was your boyfriend? … It’s true Bo, you just left her. She has the seam marks on her elbow to prove it, and you were nowhere to be found. … The next time when a ball comes for her you should go toward your girlfriend to protect her. Don’t go the other way like a little chicken.”
Devastating takedown. Most crucial evidence of this man’s spinelessness: In the upper-right corner of the video is a small boy sitting on his mother’s lap, who did not abandon his mom when the ball approached.
Bo is no beau as girlfriend is hit by foul ball [MLB.com]
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