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  • 04:03 PM ET  09.03

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Welcome to another edition of Caption This. That's a shot from this afternoon's Marlins-Braves game in Dolphin Stadium. The bat belonged to Marlins catcher John Baker, at least until it flew out of his hands.

Feel free to supply a suggested caption in the comments section. I will post some selections tonight.

(UPDATED)

I don't generally deal in superlatives, but this might be the finest collection of fake captions in the history of fake-caption contests in the English-speaking world, plus Barzhac. Here's a Sweet 16:

 “The first-annual ‘Mike Piazza Day’ with special guest Roger Clemens did not go very well.” (Midvalley)

“The Marlins go to extreme measures to keep two women from kissing during the game.” (manta)

“The Marlins came to regret asking Leryn Franco to throw out the first bat.” (Martel)

“The Marlins plan to use the T-shirt cannon to distribute other promotional items went horribly awry.” (Tim in NY)

“Tired of comments about his bat speed, Marlins catcher John Baker decided to go for distance.” (KS Elwood)

“After the game, Baker stopped by Tatum Bell's house for a lesson in sticky fingers.” (RedWing314)

“According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the first time since 1920 that a thrown bat has hit 0.5% of all the fans in the entire stadium.” (Steve1240)

“Baker attempts to answer the question: What if Ron Artest played baseball?” (fluffy kitten; Barzhac also invoked Artest)

“Baker is trying to give a new meaning to the ‘nosebleed’ section.” (vgtwoomph)

“The Marlins discovered that putting the bat rack behind the fourth row was not the ideal placement.” (Tom the actuary)

“Unfortunately, John Baker's idea for a daytime Bat Signal is a spectacular failure.” (Aimless Wonderer; others along the Batman line included Martel, gill, AF1 and Mark G)

“The Marlins have fewer fans than you can shake a stick at.” (Zowie)

“Unfortunately, John's new game of ‘Duck, Duck, Bat’ wasn't accepted nearly as well as he'd hoped.” (DJ Chris)

“Whoa! What does this look like? A belfry?” (Mark G)

“Baker wins bet with teammate when he claimed he could throw his bat in the stands and not hit anyone.” (big west)

“And this was the last time that any fans tried sneaking up to the front row.” (mgbode)

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