Baseball became one of the most popular sports all around the world: many people are coming to the stadiums to support their favorite teams, others watch games on TV.
As baseball becomes more and more popular, the players are really famous too. For example, Major League Baseball has multiple baseball players that are loved by the audience. But sometimes, such players can become popular because of awkward situations that happened to them. So this article is about 15 photos that made the players feel embarrassed.
15. Relaxing on the field
Look at this calm and exhausted pose of Prince Fielder who played 162 games over the baseball course and also played some extra games after the main season. Prince Fielder was a real MLB star and became famous because of the successful career in Milwaukee Brewers. This photo was made at the end of his career, so it is ironic that the image represents Prince’s retirement plans.
14. Embarrassing contact
If you thought that baseball is not about contact, then what are you going to say now? The baseman standing on the second base is Brandon Phillips who was playing in Cincinnati Red. He got All-Star Award 3 times, achieved Gold Glove Award 4 times, and got Silver Slugger Award once. Quite impressive, right? The other man here is Jonathan Villar who was playing for Milwaukee Brewers. This photo may look funny for the fans but it’s definitely not pleasant for Villar.
13. A fan decided to participate in the game
Scott Podsednik had many impressive achievements in different teams. For example, he was playing for Chicago White Sox when the team won a World Series Championship in 2005; that year Scott also got an All-Star award. But not all viewers were his fans. If you look at the photo, you will see the proof, as the guy from the audience decided to punch Scott. Of course, it’s definitely not the favorite photo of Podsednik but it’s this aggressive guy who must be ashamed of his actions.
12. Weird look of the face
Ben Zobrist is a well-known player, as he was playing in the Kansas City Royals and The Chicago Cubs and won World Series titles in 2015 and 2016. But before those successive events, Ben was playing for Tampa Bay Rays. No one knows what’s going on in this photo, but the face of the player is really weird. It’s great to see a player who knows how to laugh in a strange situation though.
11. Great summer look
Do you know these people in the photo? You probably do, but just in case, I’m telling you that the girl is Kate Upton who is a famous supermodel and a wife of a popular baseman Justin Verlander. The guy who’s standing near Kate is the teammate of her husband; his name is Bryan Holaday. Bryan decided to do a risky thing wearing such a swimsuit. Baseball fans were excited to see such a funny photo of the player wearing a patriotic suit. Bryan’s courage and sense of humor make people respect him.
10. A serious mistake that leads to a broken nose
Baseball requires to be very attentive and accurate to make the catch successfully. But even the best baseball players can make mistakes. For example, in this photo, a player for the Chicago Cubs gets a ball right to the face. It looks like the catcher misread this throw, as his glove is located significantly lower. This situation probably created an awful injury and pain.
9. The Governor playing baseball
It is not so easy to understand that the man in the photo is Chris Christie who was the Governor of New Jersey (2010 – 2018). He also wanted to become a President in 2016, but he didn’t succeed in the primary elections. This photo was made during the game where Chris was playing for the New York Police Department. It was a brave decision, however, his form could be improved.
8. Funny failure of the beauty queen
This girl is Monique Evans who became Miss Texas in 2014. She participated in the MLB ceremony but she seriously failed, as the ball she was throwing got to the ground close to her location. It was an epic failure so everyone was laughing. Such a situation was unexpected as Evans looked athletic and no one could expect she would be that bad at baseball.
7. Fear of being hit
The San Diego Padres team has a talented baseball player Chase Headley. Earlier this player was playing for other teams and he won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award. His experience and skills are impressive but even a professional can be hit by a ball that has a 95-mile-per-hour speed. In this photo, Headley realizes this ball is coming to his face and he is trying to save himself from getting hit but it looks really funny.
6. Fan’s shock
Baseball fans really love sitting in the first row of the stadium to see everything well but sometimes it can be really dangerous. Baseball players are really huge, most of them are 6-feet tall and their weight is more than 200 pounds. This photo shows that a big player from the New York Yankees hit the fan trying to get a ball. And now look at the guy who is sitting right near them: his dramatic expression definitely represents his thoughts.
5. Hitting the ground
Munenori Kawasaki played for famous MLB teams and then came back to Japan in 2017 as it was his homeland. Muneori showed amazing results in the Japanese league and got multiple awards. But when this player was living in the USA, he had many unlucky moments. Kawasaki was playing for the Seattle Mariners and once he hit the ground in a weird position, just look at the photo to see it.
Ian Kinsler was playing for the Texas Rangers for 8 years and his results were impressive and award-winning. He did some risky things on the field, just like on the photo. Of course, the situation here is not awkward but it’s obvious that such a hit caused real pain.
3. Pay attention even if you are a fan
Everyone knows that baseball players should be attentive, but what about fans? Take a look at this photo to understand that not being focused may cause you serious troubles. A man in the photo couldn’t save himself from this bat that hit him hard.
2. MMA fight during the softball game
Baseball is not only about MBL, as softball is also quite impressive and popular. The girls in the photo wanted to catch the ball so much that they ended up in a weird position. It looks like they are MMA fighters. And what is most ironic: none of the girls got that ball.
1. The real danger
Rickie Weeks was playing for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017 but before that, he was a real star of the Milwaukee Brewers and won many awards. Cosmopolitan Magazine included Rickie in the list of the sexiest baseball players in 2005. Although Weeks doesn’t look very sexy in this photo, in fact, he looks weird and creepy, as the ball hit him. Such situations can remind people that baseball can be extremely dangerous, although Weeks was lucky and he wasn’t seriously injured.