Canadians are used to Americans knowing nothing about their country, but this time they went too far.
You’ve probably heard by now that Fox Sports announcer Harold Reynolds made some comments suggesting Canadians can’t catch baseballs”because there’s not a lot of people that grew up playing baseball in Canada,” (which would certainly explain how the Toronto Blue Jays were able to crush the Texas Rangers twice in a row this weekend, but we digress).
Those comments, which can be heard in the video above, kind of infuriated the whole country. So while Reynolds has since apologized for them, it wasn’t before a angry mob of Canadians “educated” him about the sport north of the 49th parallel. We took the opportunity to round up the best responses we heard:
First off, a little baseball history:
— Kevin Frankish (@KevinFrankish) October 12, 2015
Better yet, here’s something more recent:
— Ben Suranko (@suranko) October 12, 2015
Looks like Reynolds was right, good baseball players never come from Canada
— Baseball Canada (@baseballcanada) October 12, 2015
NEVER ever, ever.
I won 7 gold gloves. I think part of winning them was cause I could catch. 😊
— Larry Walker (@Cdnmooselips33) October 12, 2015
And we definitely suck at catching foul balls
— Ryan Doyle (@ryandoyleshow) October 12, 2015
There’s all kinds of proof. Here’s ‘Exhibit A’
— The Taz Show FM96 (@TazFM96) October 12, 2015
We don’t even know what baseball is
— Artur (@apaj32) October 12, 2015
And there’s usually a moose blocking the stadium
I didn't hear your stupid comments, #HaroldReynolds, because my igloo sprung a leak and I was patching it with maple syrup.
— Scoring Positions (@ScorinPositions) October 12, 2015
Maybe we can’t catch because we’re generally sluggish people
I can catch a 100mph slapshot, but according to Harold Reynolds if a foul ball came my way I'd just have to shrug my shoulders and go home.
— Corey Hirsch (@CoreyHirsch) October 12, 2015
But Reynolds knew he messed with the wrong country after this tweet
Fact: Harold Reynolds led the AL in errors by second basemen for three straight seasons (1987-89) and tied for most in AL in 1990.
— Steve Argintaru (@SteveTSN) October 12, 2015
If nothing else, his comments really made Canada #ComeTogether indeed.