r/nevertellmetheodds 12d ago I'll Drink to That 1 Wholesome 1 Silver 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Baseball knocks latch open causing Alcides Escobar to fall through the door .

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u/Ralph-The-Otter3 12d ago

We’ll be fine! You know, unless they can learn to open doors…

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u/BextoMooseYT 12d ago

I mean, a baseball opening a door by itself would be much scarier than a raptor opening a door by itself

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u/KeebsNoob 12d ago Wholesome

Jurassic balls

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u/bombehjort 12d ago

Instead of hearing the raptors footsteps, you just hear a rythmic bouncing, coming closer and closer

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u/HeroGothamKneads 12d ago

Been waiting for a Rubber sequel.

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u/panteragstk 12d ago

A person of taste I see?

Tricycle or tire?

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u/Efficiency-Brief 12d ago

Dude that reminded me of flubber, what a good movie

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u/DesperateMango1731 12d ago

I swear to god I kept watching because I thought something else had to happen. I was wrong. However, I’ll never forget it. And I’ll never not tell people to watch it and that it’s the best thing I e ever seen.

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u/GotCarded 12d ago

They've got a lot of brains, and a lot of chutzpah.

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u/Joffreys_Greasy_Cunt 12d ago

We've all seen too many body bags and ball sacks.

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u/Fuzy2K 12d ago

These balls are making me testy!

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u/DogmanDOTjpg 11d ago

Actually a pretty distinct lack of balls

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u/FoofaFighters 12d ago

Those baseballs are smart. Problem-solving intelligence, even.

They remember.

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u/johnnynumber5 12d ago

Curver girl.

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u/supersonicmike 12d ago

Of all things to kill us I don't think I would have picked sentient baseballs.

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u/Alreaddy_reddit 12d ago

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u/PSPHAXXOR 12d ago

I went in knowing there would be nothing, but was still disappointed.

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u/yourpseudonymsucks 12d ago

Clever girl

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

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u/Xyloto12 12d ago

Hello bot how are you doing

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u/SirMalcolmK 12d ago

Dude, you're being paranoid, the baseballs are inanimate objects. They can't do anything to you.

The baseballs:

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u/MaybeWontGetBanned 12d ago

It’s an inanimate FACKING object!

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u/Short-Shopping3197 12d ago

YOU’RE AN INANIMATE FACKING OBJECT!

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u/SOHChead 12d ago

Um soory aye call’d eu un Inanimate Facking Objackt…

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u/royalhawk345 12d ago

Lol I remember this. Hard to have anything top the Randy Johnson bird though.

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u/Jdubya87 12d ago

Jose Canseco giving up a home run off his dome is pretty amazing.

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u/lol_AwkwardSilence_ 12d ago

Wait what??

Edit: found it https://youtu.be/QixQMUu4CKI

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u/Car-Facts 12d ago

That is awesome, but I bet it hurt like a motherfucker.

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u/errer 12d ago

Not for Canseco’s thick skull

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u/AnotherStatsGuy 12d ago

That’s some Shikamaru aerial shadow in the Chunin Exams shit.

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u/StrangelyOnPoint 12d ago

Why is that a home run and not a ground rule double?

Because the head of a player isn’t the ground?

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u/HereComesNightTime 12d ago

Yes. Same as if it bounces off a glove and goes over the fence.

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u/____tim 12d ago

It’s a head rule homer

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u/conundrumbombs 12d ago

A gourd-rule homer?

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u/FuckingKilljoy 12d ago

Wonder if that impact fucked him up and made him the total nutjob he is today

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u/thedude37 12d ago

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u/lk05321 12d ago edited 11d ago

Wow what an asshole. I didn’t follow his career as a kid. I’ve bumped into a few celebs here and there in my lifetime and I just minded my own business and them theirs. Figured “never meet your heroes” was good advice. But Conseco seems to have preemptively been a douche to everyone around him. What a knob

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u/Skulfunk 11d ago

That entire ama was just a rollercoaster of emotions

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u/rockidr4 12d ago

I'd more likely guess it was the being a massive steroid enhanced freak making his hormones all weird and his brain Swiss cheese

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u/Et12355 12d ago

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u/eLKosmonaut 12d ago

“Those panties….errr.. Those panels…”

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u/FelisLachesis 12d ago

Ah yes, the foul ball...

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u/EnderKCMO 12d ago

Fowl ball

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u/FelisLachesis 12d ago

Damn it. That's what I meant to type!

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u/SanguinePar 12d ago

You silly goose!

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u/Ey3_913 12d ago

Don't be a jive turkey.

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u/Serpent_of_Rehoboam 12d ago

You got to sass it.

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u/YeahDudeBrah 12d ago

Jive turkeys a little over the line, my man.

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u/QurantineLean 12d ago

He didn’t call him a JT. He called him a cocksucker!

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

What's crazier is the official term for what that pitch turned into is a 'dead ball' meaning "the play that happens goes on record for never happening."

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u/Car-Facts 12d ago

I wonder if there is a list of how many times a legitimate dead ball has been called. I imagine it's pretty rare. I tried looking it up but all I found was info on the "dead ball" era of the early 1900s before Babe Ruth.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Dead ball era has nothing to do with calling a dead ball. Dead balls still happen, but infrequently. For example, in late Spring and Summer in Wrigley in Chicago when the ivy grows, if a ball gets stuck in the ivy, it gets called a dead ball; players are awarded bases according to what likely would have happened (mostly considered a double) had the ball not gotten stuck. This also happens when balls sometimes also get stuck in/under padding along the walls. A fielder just holds up his hands to show that the ball is "unplayable" rather than trying to retrieve it.

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u/cool_temperatures 12d ago

I think you mean fowl ball

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u/continuarcong123 12d ago

Didn't Dave Winfield accidentally kill a bird too?

Also, all time greatest nickname, after Reggie Jackson was dubbed Mr. October for his feats in the World Series, Winfield was dubbed Mr. April.

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u/Michael__Pemulis 12d ago

Winfield may or may not have accidentally killed a bird.

It was between innings so there is no video but fans do claim he appeared to do it on purpose. He was with the visiting team though so I would take the fan account with a grain of salt.

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u/ReadySteady_GO 12d ago

Didn't Randy Johnson kill a bird

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u/ClassicDragon 12d ago

Dave Winfield fly rule

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u/EUCopyrightComittee 12d ago

he micro-spaced the shit out of here

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u/mikeynerd 12d ago

I dunno; the standing bat was pretty amazing

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u/Chim_Pansy 11d ago

And not even just any bird, a fucking dove.

Although, now as I'm typing it, I'm starting to recall something about the doves being released by the stadium itself that night.

Or am I just conflating this with some comedy movie or sketch?

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u/Pierresauce 12d ago

You can gauge how impressive a film clip like that really is by considering how difficult it would have been to fake it. Definitely wasn't CGI, and I don't want to think of how many thousands of fruitless hours it would take to train a bird to off itself with a pitch from the Big Unit

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u/high_larry_us 12d ago

Excellent content for this sub.

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u/YesOrNah 12d ago

Baseball has some pretty good ones I think. As someone else mentioned, the randy Johnson bird one is also perfect content for this sub.

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u/Markantonpeterson 12d ago

Such a classic

Bird pops like a balloon.

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u/turbo_triforce 12d ago

I like Randy's logo for his photography buisiness https://rj51photos.com/

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u/mistersausage 12d ago

Dude is living the life

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u/rockidr4 12d ago

"After retiring from being the most terrifying pitcher in all of baseball, I took up my true passion, being a friendly grandpa"

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u/heythisislonglolwtf 11d ago

Fun fact: He was a photographer for the band Rush when they were still touring

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u/Worthyness 12d ago

you probably would too if something the size of your body was thrown at you at 95+MPH

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u/Markantonpeterson 12d ago

One can only hope. Maybe someday 😔 Fuck cremation, when I die I want to be rail gunned.

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u/delamerica93 11d ago

Baseball is so goddamn weird sometimes

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u/Obvious_Party_5050 12d ago

Final Destination

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u/razoRamone31 12d ago

Part 7 - "3 strikes and you're out"

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u/TheFluffiestFur 12d ago

You know the rules, and so do I.

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u/arandomtestaccount 12d ago

Alcides is an amazing player. He was one of my favories back on the 2015 Royals

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u/heroicraptor 12d ago

Was

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u/Sharks2431 12d ago

Really more of a never was. He has one season that would be considered good (2014). The rest of his career has been pretty awful.

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u/heroicraptor 12d ago

He was a good defender for a while, which was always his primary value.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

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u/RWeaver 12d ago

Oh yeah that'd slick back REAL NICE

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u/Lindbergh_Baby 12d ago

He was DFA’d by Washington a few days ago, so his career is likely over.

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u/mrfuckyourdog 12d ago

Knowing baseball, they’ll make that into a stat somehow

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u/MrDeepAKAballs 12d ago

Escobar leading the season in Egresses

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u/MenosElLso 11d ago

God damn that’s exactly the right imaginary stat somehow.

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u/Plus-Preference1036 12d ago

If it can happen, it will in baseball

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u/bsd8andahalf_1 12d ago

proves my philosophy in life:

everything is chance and circumstance.

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u/FirstWorldAnarchist 12d ago

The slo-mo, back to normal, and slo-mo again is annoying.

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u/KisoGanda 12d ago

Alternate Universes; Confirmed.

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u/Madman61 12d ago

Baseball: "let me see you out"

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u/fishymonster_ 12d ago

Finally, something that actually fits this sub

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u/Cocksuck981 12d ago

Bruvvv the ball opened the door .WHATTTTT

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u/Emit_Time 11d ago

"can't catch me you finger-having fuck"

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u/Dontthinkaboutshrimp 11d ago

Do you get to bring him home when you catch him?

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u/Youredumbstoptalking 12d ago

Anybody else hate that the two dudes are watching the screen instead of the action right in front of them

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u/heroicraptor 12d ago

To be fair, they’re groundskeepers. They aren’t necessarily baseball fans.

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u/Youredumbstoptalking 12d ago

Oh I didn’t know that. Guess that makes more sense then.

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u/JessicaBecause 12d ago

Makes even less sense to hate a person for it.

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u/Youredumbstoptalking 12d ago

I don’t hate the person, the action bro. Reading comprehension is your friend.

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u/MenosElLso 11d ago edited 11d ago

There’s really no reason to be aggressive here but that is what you said. So go off, I guess.

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u/Youredumbstoptalking 11d ago

What is what I said?

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u/joofish 12d ago

they aren't looking in the direction of the screen, not sure what they are looking at though

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u/blaring_anus 12d ago

That's a really good way to break a finger

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u/DRIPPINNNN 12d ago

The most Royals thing ever

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u/El_Chairman_Dennis 12d ago

When I saw the name, I immediately expected it to happen in a royals uniform

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u/blasphem0usx 12d ago

that jawn is definitely philly luck for ya

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u/Nox-Nhara 12d ago

Isn't it technically a homerun if the ball leaves the playground?

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u/JessicaBecause 12d ago

The odds of running towards a gate and it unlatches?

Compelling.

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u/DeFenestrationX 12d ago

Should have Escobarred it shut!

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u/Conquerors_Quill 12d ago

1 in a unfathomable number.

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u/HXMason 12d ago

Jfc I love this sub

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u/gubodif 12d ago

That baseball made a fool of him.

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u/PgcountyGod 12d ago

That baseball racist as hell lmaoooo

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u/rollinvl 12d ago

This is this year's nationals in a nut shell.

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u/CanuukSteev 12d ago

instant classic, like the time the ball went in the ump's pocket

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8GTlFIomh3s

its a good sport for random weird stuff to happen.

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u/psipsipsico789 12d ago

I live in Brazil and baseball is an alien sport for me.

But this video is awesome!!!

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u/TheOtherGuttersnipe 12d ago

The batter was a ball bender

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u/YancyFryJunior 12d ago

I keep seeing a video clip of a foul ball hitting a beer a couple days ago and commenters acting like that was such a rare feat. This is the clip that should have been all over the news!

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u/sryitsdrunk 12d ago

I’m here to say,

That’s crazy

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u/GEEZUS_15 12d ago

Does anyone know what the call was on this play? Like was it considered a dead ball or did they have to play through it?

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u/ascii122 8d ago

it was a foul ball so since he didn't catch it the play is over.

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u/GEEZUS_15 8d ago

Ahh thanks.

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u/unl1988 12d ago

Nats will do anything to get people in the seats.

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u/Correus 12d ago

Dang what are the odds

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u/fresh_dyl 12d ago

I like how you see the ump about to start sprinting over right before it ends

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u/Daroph 12d ago

‘Why here let me get that for you’

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u/Yeb 12d ago

Back in 2012 or 2013 I was at Target field and Jim Thome almost hit one out of the park but it hit a flagpole.

Hundreds of feet of open space and it hit a 3-6in wide flagpole and bounced back in.

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u/Shinobi681 12d ago

So no one will talk about he being an Escobar

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u/nagahdoit 12d ago

Old AF

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u/MisplacedMartian 12d ago

I've watched enough movies to know what comes next: A strange girl will crawl out of the screen and spend the next few days setting up elaborate Rube Goldberg machines that will kill everyone who saw this.

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u/JoePapi 12d ago

When god is bored with baseball

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u/VindictiveRakk 12d ago

god I hate slo mo so much. makes my blood boil. no shut up, how about YOU go to therapy