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itsnotrequired
06-16-2006, 09:46 AM
Right after the sliding fan got to his feet, Boston batboy Nate Reese dropped him with a tackle that earned a standing ovation from fans and players in both dugouts.

"As soon as the guy rounded third, there weren't any guards around, so I thought I'd hit him," said Reese, 25, who was a wrestler at Minnetonka high school and played rugby in college.

"Play of the game," Twins reliever Joe Nathan said.

The praise for Reese continued in both clubhouses after the game. A Twins coach rewarded Reese with a fishing pole. "He said I caught that guy, so I should go catch some fish," he said.

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=127129

Check out the video...

pdimas
06-16-2006, 09:59 AM
Bat "Boy" at 25?

davenicholson
06-16-2006, 10:00 AM
Guess I'm missing something here. A 25 year-old bat boy?:?:

viagracat
06-16-2006, 10:04 AM
He got lessons from Brian Anderson! :smile:

Jaffar
06-16-2006, 10:11 AM
Bat MAN! That was awesome btw. He is on top of the world for a day.

Hawkeroo1980
06-16-2006, 10:15 AM
kinda looks like a "Toughguy" move to me. He didn't do it for safety purposes, it looks like more of a "hey look at me, I wrestled in high school" thing.

Regardless.....it was one HECK of a tackle.

FielderJones
06-16-2006, 10:23 AM
Mini-Ditka would have knocked the fan out cold.

DaleJRFan
06-16-2006, 11:09 AM
I give the takedown a 6/10 rating it for end result but flagging it for potential guillitine choke ......side mount was a 9/10 for using the knee on belly approach.....

SOXPHILE
06-16-2006, 11:22 AM
Wait a minute....I thought these type of things only happened at U.S. Cellular.....?:rolleyes:

Jerko
06-16-2006, 11:27 AM
Wait a minute....I thought these type of things only happened at U.S. Cellular.....?:rolleyes:

No way Bafia makes that tackle though.

Fungo
06-16-2006, 11:39 AM
Guess I'm missing something here. A 25 year-old bat boy?:?:Kramer was a ball boy in tennis. Seinfeld was real, right?

SOXPHILE
06-16-2006, 12:01 PM
No way Bafia makes that tackle though.

Willie Newton would have taken him though....

Iwritecode
06-16-2006, 12:11 PM
Bat "Boy" at 25?

I was thinking the same thing...

peeonwrigley
06-16-2006, 12:13 PM
One of my good friends went to HS w/ the batboy. Said he is a bright guy and went to college. Wasn't sure what he's doing as a batboy at 25.

chaerulez
06-16-2006, 12:16 PM
One of my good friends went to HS w/ the batboy. Said he is a bright guy and went to college. Wasn't sure what he's doing as a batboy at 25.

Isn't a batboy a part time job anyway?

34 Inch Stick
06-16-2006, 02:28 PM
I hope the douchebag gets sued. Let the professionals do their job and you do your job, whatever that is.

thepaulbowski
06-16-2006, 02:40 PM
I hope the douchebag gets sued. Let the professionals do their job and you do your job, whatever that is.

:rolleyes:

You run onto the field you face the consequences of being tackled, hit, or whatever.

This guy has to go through the rest of his life being know as the guy who got tackled by the bat boy. That is hilarious.

McCuddy
06-16-2006, 02:53 PM
What I noticed from the video: the first security guy to get to the fan after the tackle isn't a guy. Aren't there any bouncer-size guys working security in Minnesota?

ChetChat
06-16-2006, 03:02 PM
How does a 25 year old become a "bat boy/man" anyways? Part time job? I'm really curious now. My brother was grounds crew for the dark side for 3 years. He thought it was the coolest job in the world.. and he'd wear his Sox jersey underneath his dark side uniform. I on the other hand, DID NOT.

PatK
06-16-2006, 03:07 PM
It wasn't that impressive of a tackle, IMO.

Especially when you consider that a) the guy that got tackled didn't see it coming, b) the tackler was a wrestler and rugby player.

He should have planted him Matt Hughes style.

Regardless, it's still funny.

ma-gaga
06-16-2006, 03:26 PM
I was thinking about this a bit.

25 years old. If I didn't have a wife or kids, and could afford it, I would LOVE to be a batboy for the Boston Redsox.

You get to travel, you get to dress up in a funny uniform with stirrups, you get to take a shower with the guys, you get to make all sorts of stupid bets with the bullpen pitchers...

That would be the life. :cool:

getonbckthr
06-16-2006, 03:30 PM
, you get to take a shower with the guys,
HUH???
Anyways being a batboy is like getting season tickets for free with the best seat in the house.

miker
06-16-2006, 03:30 PM
Aren't there any bouncer-size guys working security in Minnesota?
Only the women in Minnesota are "bouncer-size"...

Vernam
06-16-2006, 04:00 PM
Wasn't sure what he's doing as a batboy at 25.Picking up hot young ladies like bafiarocks03? :D:

Sure, the tackle was a showboat move, but seeing the players applauding the batboy was pretty cool. Then later he had to collect their sweaty jocks from the locker room floor!

Vernam

itsnotrequired
06-16-2006, 04:08 PM
The best part of the story is how one of the Twins clubhouse guys bought him a fishing pole for a job well done.

:D:

Ol' No. 2
06-16-2006, 04:28 PM
Bat "Boy" at 25?Wasn't Poppy Hidalgo in his 40's?

TDog
06-17-2006, 12:39 AM
Bat "Boy" at 25?

Not to go totally off subject, but visit the set of a movie or television show and check out the "best boy." Best boys aren't even "best." He (or she) is the gaffer's assistant, and you rarely see one who is a kid. skillset.org says of best boys:


Lighting Technicians need several years working experience before becoming Best Boys, and it is unlikely that anyone would attain this position before reaching the age of 25.


What disappointed me about he report I saw on the link was the wimpy catcher. Where was he to grab the fan, who was obviously advancing in his direction. Under such circumstances, isn't it the catcher's job to grab the violator and punch him in the face?

Or have I been watching too many Cubs games?

chisoxmike
06-17-2006, 12:46 AM
Still, the best part of the video is the woman news anchor that said "Is it true there's a ballplayer named Coco Crisp???"

:rolling:

CLR01
06-17-2006, 12:58 AM
It wasn't that impressive of a tackle, IMO.

Poor form, his head/body was on the wrong side. If he would have taken off the tights and put on a helmet in high school it could have been a much better performance. The wrestler gets a 5.

Clembasbal
06-17-2006, 01:07 PM
I was thinking about this a bit.

25 years old. If I didn't have a wife or kids, and could afford it, I would LOVE to be a batboy for the Boston Redsox.

You get to travel,

I don't know for 100% fact, but most visiting teams get a bat boy from the home team. Tony Federici (from DeLaSalle) was the visiting team bat boy (at The Cell) for about 5-7 years...and he ended his run about 2 years ago at about the age of ~23

SOXfnNlansing
06-17-2006, 03:16 PM
that was pretty cool and yet bizarre.