Brett Smiley
Wednesday September 25th, 2013

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When one thinks baseball, one envisions the grace of Carlos Beltran, the strength of Albert Pujols, and the butt sliding of Jonathan Villar. Err -- maybe not. But after all, baseball is a skill sport that tolerates some out-of-shape players. And for all its great athletic plays, it has an equal number of Miguel Cabrera-tripping-over-third-base moments. Here is the worst of the worst.


SLIDING MISCUES

Ian Kinsler making sure to cover every region of his ever-dirty uniform

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Kelly Shoppach did, technically, avoid the tag

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The Butt Slide

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BASERUNNING DISASTERS

Marwin Gonzalez steps on a land mine

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Joe Kelly, safe but not unscathed

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Ryan Braun in a metaphor for his season

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Pablo Sandoval just wanted cake

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Manny being Manny in Taiwain*

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*An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Manny was being Manny in Japan; he probably has, but the GIF above shows Manny in Taiwan.


Gerald Laird gets a 10 for the self-effacing recovery

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Ben Revere impressively finding a way to remove his helmet with no hands

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THROWING WOES

Don't move, Felix, the throw is coming

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Dioner Navarro's hidden ball trick

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Clay Buchholz holding a runner at first

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One way or another, they're all souvenirs

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FIELDING FLUBS

Lawn Dart!

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That's one way to call someone off

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He took two pitchers out with one swing

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So graceful, but all for naught

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The Astros

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More Astros

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SWINGING GOOFS

Juan Uribe -- what swings hard must fall down

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You can tell CarGo isn't asked to bunt much

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Jose Constanza isn't so much swinging, as walking toward the pitch

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PITCHING PROBLEMS

The problem with perfect mechanics is how bad they fall apart when done wrong

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So, this is a team problem for the Giants

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Chad Qualls gets snagged by invisible tripwire

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MISCELLANEOUS

"Yeah, I think we should get Jim back on the stationary camera"

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THE TARP MONSTER IS RELENTLESS

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Carly Rae Jepsen... juuuuust a bit outside

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Last, but definitely not least: the time a sniper picked off a Mets fan

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