Big League Stew

  • Rangers fan wears nacho cheese thanks to Prince Fielder foul ball

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew8 hrs ago

    When pondering the perfect ballpark experience, for many of us that vision includes enjoying a large plate of nachos and cheese, watching our favorite team win the game, and above all else catching a game used baseball.

    Of course, in reality, we know two out of those three coming true is about the best we can truly hope for, with the whole catching a baseball thing a distant fantasy. However, for one fan of the Texas Rangers on Thursday, the nachos and the baseball were literally in her lap just as she was taking her seat during the first inning of their game against the Boston Red Sox.

    It was a dream scenario, only it wasn't, because like we said, the nachos and baseball were literally in her lap.

    The timing was a just a little off, which left her unprepared to make a play on Prince Fielder's foul ball. Instead, the baseball bounced off her plate and the plate literally exploded, sending nachos and cheese flying everywhere, and the baseball rolling at her feet.

    It's not clear who ended up with the ball, but we can safely say that was a dream scenario turned nightmare.

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  • Stephen Vogt busts out Chris Farley impression for All-Star votes

    Chris Cwik at Big League Stew8 hrs ago

    A large portion of the fan voting for the All-Star Game is a popularity contest. This shouldn't come as a shock. We all remember Derek Jeter making it during his final season even though his numbers were far below average.

    [Listen up! We've got Rays star Evan Longoria on this week's StewPod]

    This approach can sometimes lead to lesser-known players getting snubbed despite excellent numbers. Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt could fall into that category this season. Vogt did rank second at catcher on the first American League balloting update, but he trails the unstoppable Salvador Perez. 

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