Jim Rome’s Softball Guy Rant Is An All-Time Video

Nov 2, 2013; Arcadia, CA, USA; Jim Rome, owner of Mizdirection attends victory circle ceremonies of race seven of of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Championships at Santa Anita Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters - RTX14XVL

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Softball playoffs are around the corner, and that means it’s time to revisit Jim Rome’s hilarious “Softball Guy” rant.

Let me be the first to admit that I love softball. I don’t really play on my championship winning team unless there’s an emergency, but I sure do love chugging a few cold beers during the game. I understand why people love softball. It’s time for coworkers to get together, have a few beers, get some time in the sun, share a few laughs and hit up the bar afterwards.

Having said that, Rome hits the nail on the head when he tears into the idiots taking softball way to seriously. It’s one of the best rants I’ve ever heard in sports, and it’s worth listening to every second.


Have more accurate words ever been spoken? We all know somebody on our team that is softball guy, and we all hate him.

True story, I was on the sidelines once with a female coworker — we prefer getting drunk to getting on the field — and the two of us watched somebody behave like “young angry guy” from this rant. The guy was complaining about his bat, his glove, the wrong people playing the wrong positions, when stuff went poorly he tried giving motivational speeches and was just overall horrible.

Not surprisingly, “young angry guy” didn’t do much to secure a win, but I remember thinking how much Rome would have enjoyed this sight.

If the words “wait until I warm this bat up,” ever come out of your mouth in an unironic way, there is a billion percent chance I hate you. There is a trillion percent chance the whole world hates you.

Don’t be “softball guy.” Nobody wants to deal with that guy.

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