PowerBook takes a “Major League” hit

I’m the furthest thing you’ll find from a baseball fan, so the idea of being a photographer sent to cover all the “action” of a Pittsburgh Pirates game is scary enough, but check out the carnage that befalls this poor man’s PowerBook during an 8th inning foul ball. (Be sure to check out the chick with the iPhone at the end – priceless).

More pics after the jump.

PowerBook hit by baseball It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…!

PowerBook hit by baseball

PowerBook hit by baseball

PowerBook hit by baseball Bounce!

PowerBook hit by baseball
Ouch! I guess he should have brought his glove…

PowerBook hit by baseball Maybe he shouldn’t have worn his “lucky vest”.

Unfortunately it looks like that photographer might not be able to afford a new laptop.

PowerBook hit by baseball

Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Pete Rose for the tip!

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17 Responses to “PowerBook takes a “Major League” hit”
  1. crsrc says:

    What an idiot, he didn’t even make a play on it. He should not be allowed to have such a cool job like the one he has.

  2. Angel E. V. says:

    All he did was just stare at the ball as it hit that laptop, what a moron.

  3. Rowlings says:

    Looks to me like he wanted to upgrade to the MBP so he slipped the dude a fiver to shank the ball left.

  4. Min says:

    Look at the woman on the bottom left corner in the second last picture. I think that’s an iPhone in her hand. ha!

  5. Steve says:

    Did you hear in the video about lightening striking twice? Apparently a foul ball came close to hitting before! I think he deserves a Vista Home computer :)

  6. matt says:

    Looks like the woman with the iphone is videoing the guy.
    maybe he should get a Panasonic toughbook or invest in a
    baseball glove.

  7. imajoebob says:

    What’s with the clip? That’s the single worst streaming clip I’ve ever run into. I know my PowerBook G4 is old, but this thing was a train wreck. The picture came up and never moved. I’ve had clips that didn’t exactly “stream” video, instead looked like a series of photos, but this wouldn’t change at all. When I moved the bar to a new time the picture would update, and then freeze again. But what really made it the worst was the audio, which just dropped out all the time, and when it didn’t drop it was herky-jerky like that audio I described.

    Since I just watched a clip of Barney Frank that worked fine not 5 minutes ago, it’s gotta be something about this clip. Anybody have a notion?

  8. darrell says:

    go Tigers!!!

  9. Hehehe… in my mind I hear him on the phone in Cleveland Brown’s voice…hehehe…

  10. Wayne says:

    He was looking at the ball all that time, he just had to reach out for it. I wouldn’t be much good catching it if came straight at me, but he just has to collect it. It’s coming straight down.

    Imagine if he’d been bended over it typing and that ball hit him straight in the noggin. That would not have been good.

    I could see myself catch a ball like that.

  11. Error401 says:

    Did anyone notice the hitter’s number? 13

  12. brnmbrns says:

    @wayne orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr just freaking MOVE the laptop.

  13. Sugapablo says:

    As I Pirates fan…I must once again hang my head low because I can’t make any sort of comeback from yet another jab at my home team. They DO suck. It’s true. :(

    At least we have the Steelers and Penguins. :)

  14. Rick says:

    He didn’t catch it because it was an old Mac. Note the CD slot in the front.

    I can picture his boss returning his request for tech refresh stamped “DENIED”. The phone conversation probably started with, “remember that new MacBook Pro I asked for?”

  15. tom held says:

    That Mac was the only thing the Brewers hit in the pitiful series.

  16. Scratic says:

    Holy Crap! The Pete Rose?!?! He was my favorite player!

  17. Steven says:

    That clip was the longest amount of time I’ve ever spent watching baseball.

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