The Washington Nationals might or might not ever get their collective groove back this season. But this much we know: A foul ball by slugger Ryan Zimmerman is the scariest thing in Major League Baseball — even to a fan sitting behind home plate, supposedly well-protected by a net from flying objects.
Zimmerman made a fan wearing a Philadelphia Phillies shirt flinch at a screamer headed right his way Wednesday night, and the fan's reflex was so pronounced, he splashed beer on himself (and on two or three other fans nearby) from a bottle he held in his left hand.
Which reaction is more appropriate? "D'oh!" or "Hah-hahhh!"? Either way, as Zoo with Roy pointed out, the moment was worth Nats broadcaster F.P. Santangelo activating the Telestrator. He circled the fan, like Bert Blyleven or John Madden might have, and added this commentary:Read More »from Made you flinch! Phillies fan spills beer on self reacting to Ryan Zimmerman foul ball