How could I pass up a baseball butt story? It’s no secret I love the beginning of baseball season, especially when the teams’ uniforms provide the appropriate showcase for the players’ “assets.”
Oakland A’s catcher Sean Murphy was hit in the rear by a pitch on Monday night during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays, and the video clip went viral for all the right reasons.
When the pitch went just a bit awry, he tautened his tuchus with masterful athleticism bumping the ball and securing a hit-by-pitch.
For your slo-mo enjoyment:
— 🍪 (@PadresGeekster) April 11, 2022
But then, the Twitterverse just had to get a bit creative making this baseball butt story even better. This is why Twitter is undefeated…
Felt like something was missing pic.twitter.com/U8riuHnYoq
— Karaoke Khonshu (@StevSkabino) April 12, 2022
here is my contribution to the meme pic.twitter.com/1Gidiuemu1
— cosmic gumbo (@meffeww) April 12, 2022
— Jesse Tabit (@tabitj) April 12, 2022
Sean Murphy on going viral for an HBP to the butt: "It’s crazy how social media is. I could have hit four home runs yesterday, four grand slams, and it wouldn’t have had the attention I had last night. It's funny."
Murphy: "It’s a great shot. It is. I’m not mad at it."
— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) April 12, 2022
This video of Sean Murphy getting hit in the backside with a pitch is going to be the most viewed video on Twitter from this season isn’t it pic.twitter.com/QRooR6rcqN
— Ryan Scott (@thegnomefighter) April 12, 2022
Sean Murphy’s derriere drew widespread applause on social media, garnering millions of views on Twitter while fueling one of the more entertaining comment sections you’ll ever read with butt memes galore.https://t.co/glgtxYGOcC
— Audacy Sports (@AudacySports) April 12, 2022
And one Twitterer named bradypoems penned this ode to Murphy’s daring derrière:
I wrote a poem about this pitch called 99mph Assball ⚾🥵 pic.twitter.com/tu6CDyzAKV
— bradypoems (@bradypoems) April 12, 2022