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May 19, 2011 7:42 AM   Subscribe

Clemson Baseball vs. Davidson Rain Delay Antics Moose hunting? Curling? Bowling? How this university's baseball team entertained during a rain delay. (SLYTHilarity)
posted by jillithd (19 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

(My favorite was the "horse" racing - but a comment on YouTube says "Too bad the video is missing the Davidson golf skit and Clemson's fishing skit.")
posted by jillithd at 7:42 AM on May 19, 2011

In the first couple seconds, when the team got all triangularly arranged - I had a brief moment of hope that they would start some kind of choreographed snap-fight.
posted by muddgirl at 7:45 AM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]

amateurs having fun >> professionals "playing" sports
posted by DU at 7:46 AM on May 19, 2011

Previously (that post's link is borked, but here's the video).
posted by cashman at 8:07 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

I was hoping to see this on a larger scale.
posted by mnfn at 8:11 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Hey you saw this on the yahoo news feed too?
posted by ReWayne at 8:14 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Totally absolutely fantastic.
posted by penduluum at 8:22 AM on May 19, 2011

ReWayne - nope. My friend on Twitter probably did, though. :)
posted by jillithd at 8:22 AM on May 19, 2011

I was hoping to see this on a larger scale.

Samba Soul 70's! Also, now I want to play joust. Is there a place to play joust online?
posted by cashman at 8:29 AM on May 19, 2011

Totally hilarious. Well done!
posted by arnicae at 8:51 AM on May 19, 2011

That is absolutely adorable. It's so nice to see athletes entertaining a crowd and opposing teams working together. A perfect rebuttal to a "Students these days..." argument.
posted by cranberrymonger at 8:57 AM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of Sock Derby.
posted by Lucinda at 9:31 AM on May 19, 2011

Oh man, you've got to love this. A baseball game where everybody wins!
posted by kinnakeet at 9:51 AM on May 19, 2011

Aw! Go Tigers!! I have got to send this to my Dad (Clemson '62). He lives nearby and one of his greatest joys is going to a Clemson baseball game (or listening to it on the radio REALLY LOUD according to my mom). Don't think he went to this one though. I would have heard about it.
posted by medeine at 11:10 AM on May 19, 2011

It was almost as if these guys were prepared for this. Seemed to have been thought out well enough for everyone to do their part.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:49 AM on May 19, 2011

It was almost as if these guys were prepared for this.

Of course it was planned in advance. It's generally known well before the game starts whether or not there's a chance for rain delays.

The plannedness doesn't detract from the charm at all, espcially considering baseball games generally have mid-inning antics of one sort or another.
posted by muddgirl at 11:54 AM on May 19, 2011

I agree that the plannedness doesn't detract. Actually makes it better. But I don't picture college baseball players sitting around talking about putting on a show in their down time. I lived with a Division I scholarship athlete, albeit a golf scholarship, and I can say with confidence those guys would not be planning a dance or show. I have seen these guys drinking adult beverages and smoking those funny cigarettes kids smoke during the ACC tournament.

Anyway, I really liked this. Sent it to my baseball loving kids. Got the "Like, Pops" back so all is good.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 12:02 PM on May 19, 2011

posted by Sweetie Darling at 1:45 PM on May 19, 2011

that is pretty great. I'm impressed that curling has that much mindshare among those players.
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