Saturday, July 7, 2012

Video: Fan hit by foul ball while updating Facebook status

It's common knowledge that texting while driving isn't exactly advisable. But what about trying to update one's Facebook status while taking in a baseball game? Well, if this video clip serves as any indication, the latter probably isn't advisable either.

The situation unfolded during Friday's battle between the Reds and Padres at PETCO Park. Seen here is Padres fan, Travis Decker, getting plunked by a foul ball while attempting to "check-in" to the game on the popular social media site. As you can see, it didn't end well for the upbeat Decker as he took a batted cowhide right to the shoulder. To his credit though, he did play a real good sport when being interviewed afterward. However, it's now clear that Padres fans are feeling the pain of their team this season in more ways than one.

So, was he ever able to successfully complete his mission on his phone? Well, the Facebook world will be happy to know that Decker was indeed eventually able to update his whereabouts. And by doing so, confirmed to all of his friends that he was the guy who got dotted with a foul ball on national television because of something as silly as Facebook. He's not likely to live this story down anytime soon, and deservedly so.

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