MLB Announcer Jumps On Opportunity To Shame Stupid Selfie Girls

TMZ has a rare baseball article today, with video of announcers Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly making fun of a few girls who were clearly more interested in making stupid duck-face selfies than watching a baseball game.  Check the video below.

You know, I want to give Steve and Bob a hard time here, but I’m just really having a hard time disagreeing here.  What is it about people these days that we not only have to take pictures of ourselves every 30 seconds, but we have to make stupid fucking expressions at the same time?  I mean I get it’s the Rockies and the Diamondbacks, but shit, watch the fucking game.

30 thoughts on “MLB Announcer Jumps On Opportunity To Shame Stupid Selfie Girls

  1. Except guys take selfies at games too and announcers don’t single them out. Our friend Bill Baer was kind enough to point this out on Twitter (including a dude selfie pic).

    But, also, get over yourselves. Casual fans who don’t watch every. single. minute. go to games, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I occasionally watch other sports too — but probably pay more attention to my beer or whatever there. Jesus, everything in baseball is about doing it the right way. You know what, I’m going to the Mariner’s game tomorrow night and you’re damn right I’m going to post a pic of the field (and maybe fireworks) on FB to make the fam jealous. AND I’m going to take a selfie with my step-sister too. Bean me.

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    • Trust me, anyone sticking their lips out to take a photo is performing a stupid act in my book, be it male or female. I don’t even mind the occasional picture, but it seems to have become an obsession recently, where people are missing out on the event they actually showed up to see.

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      • It takes like a minute to take a pic. Relax. Last time I went to a game, we offered to take a pic of the family in front of us because they were having a hard time getting a shot all together. Be social, crabby.

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    • Exactly. They ask fans to make social media posts with hashtags for the team to help promote them. Not only did these young women give them lots of publicity but they may have gotten some guys (and other women) interested in going to a game (kind of like ladies’ night promotions). It’s really dumb to undermine your boss’ marketing efforts.

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  2. I feel we’re missing context. Were the girls snapping selfies during the entire game? Were they like these two annoying Brewers fans I had to sit next to once who spent maybe two innings in their seats, and spent the rest of the time getting up to buy ridiculous Bloody Marys, checking Facebook, and confusing Logan Schafer with Ryan Braun? If so, mock away. If this was their first selfie, cut them some slack. I take two per game myself.

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    • It doesn’t matter. They can spend the whole effing game taking pics if they want to. Why does it matter? I’ve sat next to guys who spent the whole game trying to pick up girls sitting around them and bro-talking about their gf problems before. Everyone doesn’t have to commit to manager-level game watching. Sheesh.

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  3. Of course they can do that all game long….but then, of course, we can make fun of them for it too….both the fact that they’ll take a billion selfies until they get one they like…and the dumb faces they make when doing it.

    I love the part where a home player gets a hit and as far as the group of girls goes…nothing happened….may as well be halftime.

    People that sit at a baseball game with their faces buried in their phones are the same people that talk on the phone while driving, that text of post on facebook while sitting at a light or driving, that don’t hang the fuck up to pay at the cash register…they are people that pay no attention to what they are doing while in public…if you are lucky, it is just an inconvenience…if not, then it is one of hundreds of car crashes that happen while people are talking into or looking at their phones while driving.

    This isn’t any different than announcers making fun of the guy that couldn’t catch the other day….seriously, the guy tried to catch like a 3 yr old does.

    This isn’t any different than making fun of bros with their hats on backwards that hold their hands up to shade their eyes, or the lawyerly guy in $1000 seats that is on the phone when a ball knocks his beer into his lap, or the guy that falls asleep during the game….or any number of dumb things that guys do at games that we make fun of….it isn’t like women are the only ones that do dumb things at the park that people make fun of.

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    • No, but we get made fun of for the vanity stuff and guys don’t. My buddy Greg and his bros flew to TX for a getaway game for one of their birthdays. I got pics of them on the plane, their seats at the park, them together at the park, the field, etc. And, they are all baseball fans. I talk baseball with them all the time. It’s okay to have fun while you’re there too. Don’t be all “there’s a right way to watch a game” angry old man. I wish I could send you like 20 selfies just to annoy you.

      BTW, I loved Slate’s take on it: dudes like looking at women, women like taking pictures of themselves, men get annoyed at women taking pictures of themselves…but not enough to stop looking at women. FYI, the broadcast kept showing the sorority girls instead of the action on the field, and I don’t think it was just because it was humorous. They totally could have ignored those women — instead of plastering them everywhere. I’m sure it was just because it was irksome and not at all because they were pretty.

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      • There is a difference between being annoyed by something and making fun of it. There are dozens of TV shows designed around the idea of people watching things they make fun of or that annoy them.

        Guys get made fun of for vanity stuff all the time, you just don’t notice…..and I am sure if there was an entire section of guys making faces into their phone for so long that a cameraman noticed and they could keep putting them on like they did they girls….they would have.

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      • I mean….you are acting like this particular thing is something you see an entire group of guys doing all the time and they never get made fun of for it…which is incorrect. You are just being super sensitive about women being made fun of.

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        • What vanity stuff do guys get publicly shamed for? I think you’re just biased because you hate selfie-takers.

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        • So now everyone needs to be shamed for the same thing?

          I’ll let you know next time a woman is shamed for not being able to catch a ball….or for getting out of the way of a foul ball rather than “protecting” her male companion.

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        • That’s not about vanity. Guys get shamed for not being athletic. That’s different. Vanity is seen as a negative female thing. But, again, who cares what these girls were doing at the park — and why did the broadcast show so much of them and not the game?

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        • Yeah, when you can’t win a general argument, stick to one thing and act like that is what the argument is about.

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        • Going to the game…aren’t you?

          I’ve only been there when the roof was open…when it is closed, is there still an out door feel because there are gaps between the stands and the roof? Or does it feel like a dome?

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        • IDK it’s been open the other 4 times I’ve gone. This is my last time…and my first with the roof probably. No Felix tho. 😦

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        • Well, for variety, might be interesting to see a game with the roof closed.

          I think the only dome game I’ve seen was in the Metrodome in MN in 1994….it was….well, weird….I admit, it didn’t feel like real baseball…kinda how when you watch a home Blue Jays game it doesn’t feel like it is “real” baseball.

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  4. They paid to get in, so let them enjoy themselves however they see fit. They don’t call out the guys on their 8th beer, but they call out young girls who are probably having a lot of fun?

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    • And with rash and strong hand,
      Though she resisted,
      I drew away the veil
      And gazed at the features of vanity.

      She, shamefaced, went on;
      And after I had mused a time,
      I said of myself,
      “Fool!”
      (Stephen Crane)

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