Giving the signal to head home.
Sure, baseball games can be incredibly long and boring. That's why they sell beer. And lots of it. But what happened in the background of this game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals goes so far outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior in public, that it can't be explained away by any amount of alcohol or tedium.
Despite the fact the he may have been on live television --or maybe because of it? So little of this makes sense -- the guy in the brown tank top decided to do a smell-check of his pits. He was so startled by the results, he felt that they needed to be shared with his date, who then casually swatted away his hand as if this is some time-honored baseball tradition they share. Like their version of the seventh-inning stretch.
WTF? It's a one-run game in the bottom of the ninth inning! That move wouldn't be acceptable at the scene of a horrible accident where he was trying to keep her conscious until the paramedics arrived. Because even in that unlikely scenario, most decent people would prefer to risk death.
(by Jonathan Corbett)