They say baseball players are elite athletes—finely tuned machines capable of pushing their bodies to the limit. But as we’ve learned over the years, not all players are created equal. Here are 7 players struggling to do the most basic thing in baseball. Slide.
7. The belly flop that shook Detroit
October 19th, 2013—a date which will live in infamy—the Fenway Park infield was suddenly and deliberately attacked by Prince Fielder’s belly.
6. The Buttslide
Everyone talks about the buttfumble as the greatest blooper of the 21st century. They’re wrong. Jonathan Villar’s butt slide is the creme de la creme of lowlights, a masterpiece worthy of a Hall of Fame induction.
5. Good thing he’s wearing a helmet
This slide by Ian Kinsler immediately led to serious discussion about concussions in baseball. Also, whether baseball players are considered athletes.
4. A face full of dirt for Carlos Corporan
If Kim Kardashian’s taught us one thing it’s this: face down, ass up is no way to go through life. Clean up your act Carlos.
3. I’ve seen Rickey Henderson—you’re no Rickey Henderson sir
In 8 years, catcher Kelly Shoppach had never tried to steal a base. After this attempt, we can kind of see why. I’m amazed he didn’t break his leg.
2. This happened in Major League right?
Remember when Willie Mays Hayes tried to steal a base and was like 5 feet short. Well, this is a wonderful imitation. Bonus because the guy tries explaining himself.
1. Rotund pitcher busts his shoulder
Random fan: “Hey Tommy, how’d you dislocate your shoulder.”
Tommy: “You see what had happened was…”
Five minutes later…
Random fan: “So, basically, you’re fat.”