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Listen To Jim Rome’s Softball Guy Rant

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The softball season is almost here, and that means it’s time to remember Jim Rome’s incredible rant.

Several years ago, Rome went on a rant for the ages about what is referred to as “softball guy.” It’ll forever be one of the greatest rants in the history of sports. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

The whole thing boils down to the hardos out there who think they actually belong in the majors but got screwed over somewhere along the way. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

Take a listen to it below. Good luck not falling out of your chair laughing.

The unfortunate thing about this rant from Rome is that it’s far too real. I have witnessed softball guy in the wild. I’ve seen him up close. It’s a very real thing.

I once watched a full grown adult man throw a tantrum because he couldn’t play first base during a friendly softball game. A legit tantrum. You would have thought he just got benched during game seven of the World Series.

We were in a park drinking beers like normal people and he was treating it like he was about to get cut from the Yankees. I wish I was joking. Unfortunately, it’s all too real.

If you’re out at the park during a game to do anything other than have fun, drink some beers and head to the bar, then you’re doing it wrong.

You know why I’m at a softball game with the crew? Because I want to have some cold brews, shoot the breeze and relax. Maybe, if it’s possible, I’ll meet a nice young lady at the bar who is ready and willing to make some regrettable decisions. I always like to keep that door open.

The last thing I want to deal with is softball guy. That’s a stone cold fact.

Please, for the love of everything righteous in this world, don’t be softball guy. Drink some beers, have fun and don’t take it seriously.

This logic shouldn’t be too hard to follow.