Epic MLB brawl becomes goldmine for funny memes
If you missed the Major League Base-brawl between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland on Memorial Day, we feel bad for you.
But if you missed the internet comedy it produced, we really feel bad for you.
Harper, a star for the Washington Nationals, charged the mound and attacked Strickland after the San Francisco Giants pitcher plunked him with a pitch on Monday. Before we move on to the fight’s many comedic components from a sad helmet-throw to a DGAF catcher here’s some straight-forward video.
OK now, first of all, what was up with Harper’s helmet throw?!?
For one of the MLB’s best players, that’s just a remarkably bad toss.
BRYCE HARPER WITH THE WORST HELMET THROW EVER OF ALL TIME pic.twitter.com/yV9UF86s3z
Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) May 29, 2017
Because the internet always delivers, here’s Harper’s sad helmet throw crossed with rapper 50 Cent’s infamously bad first pitch at an MLB game some years back.
Bryce Harper helmet throw vs. 50 Cent first pitch pic.twitter.com/jFw3JJvMVc
Jack Korte (@JackMyNBC5) May 29, 2017
Or maybe Lance Stephenson just blew it off course?
Bryce Harper’s helmet throw x Lance Stephenson pic.twitter.com/HMDTF2gGKh
CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 30, 2017
And LOLOLOLOL, this next one is simply amazing.
Before we move on to our next golden meme, you know the Harper’s-helmet-throw portion of this flight wouldn’t he complete without it receiving a crying Jordan treatment.
Bryce Harper’s helmet throw gets the treatment pic.twitter.com/vp0wYQWv4b
CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 29, 2017
Ryan Zimmerman, Harper’s teammate, later helped break up the fight and pull the Washington star out of harm’s way which only made the internet realize how solitary and lonesome their own lives have become.
Meanwhile, as Harper was attacking Strickland, WHERE WAS GIANTS CATCHER BUSTER POSEY?!?!?!
Typically in a situation like this, a catcher would try to intervene while an enraged, 215-pound man attacks his pitcher.
So did Posey have his teammate’s back? Nope! He just stood behind home plate, chilling and watching the fracas like he didn’t have a single care in the world which of course led to more comedy.
Great call by FP. Buster Posey didn’t move. Almost like he was letting Strickland deal with his own mess.
Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) May 29, 2017
Replay of Buster Posey’s involvement… pic.twitter.com/wMlCjfSpLt
Mark Freeman (@mfreemantv) May 29, 2017
This has been pointed out but S/O to Buster Posey for not moving while Harper charged the mound. That aint got nothing to do with me
Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) May 29, 2017
I’ve now watched that brawl 6x. Buster Posey just chilling at home plate will never not be funny. He didn’t GAF. At all.
Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) May 29, 2017
Posey addressed his hesitance to join the fight after the game.
“Well I mean after it happened, I kind of saw Harper point,” Posey said in the locker room, per KNBR.com.
“Next thing you know, hes going out after him. Those are some big guys tumbling around on the ground. “You see Mike Morse, is about as big as they come, and he was getting knocked around like a pinball. Sobe a little dangerous to get in there sometimes.”
Tough to argue with that, actually, especially coming from a guy who missed a season after being obliterated by a man charging him at full speed.
And thanks for the memes, guys.
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