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Apr 28 / Mr. Science

Butt Slapping in Athletes

Baseball Butt SlappingI went to a baseball game last night that was surprisingly tolerable, despite the cold spring drizzle. Not that the baseball itself was all that stimulating, but the player’s congratulatory antics brought on some fascinating dialog amongst the fans.

How did our sassy conversation evolve from a boring old baseball game? Not from a sick joke about “batting practice”, but via a simple question from the wife of one of the coaches:


Why do baseball players slap each other on the ass and say ‘Ata babe’ or ‘Hum baby!’ and wouldn’t these actions be better saved for the girlfriends and wives of the players and coaches?


After some late-night Googling, I learned that “Hum baby!” was made famous in 1986 by Roger Craig, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, who had the special talent of inserting “hum baby” into just about any sentence. Since then, “baby” has evolved into “babe” via the common sports (and sex) phenomenon of syllable reduction.  The shorter, the better—at least when it comes to words!

Now let’s get to why athletes slap one another’s butts with such regularity and how the rest of us can learn from their butt-slapping to improve our own intimate relationships.


Top Ten Reasons Athletes Slap Butts:
  1. Buttocks offer large congratulatory targets.
  2. Hands and butts fall at approximately the same height.
  3. Backsides have padding to absorb a good stiff slap.
  4. Some people are afraid to hug.
  5. A slap on a toned fanny make a great sound.
  6. As a teammate runs by, their rear end is simply the most accessible.
  7. Many people enjoy being slapped on the rear.
  8. Spanking someone is fun!
  9. Did I mention that arses are excellent targets?
  10. Payback (for when you got slapped on the butt) is a bitch.

Butt Slapping Lessons:
  1. Instead of worrying why baseball players slap fannies, we should be taking notes to use at home.
  2. Appreciating your partner’s butt shows you care about them. ALL of them!
  3. It’s sometimes easy to forget the importance of touching, grabbing or patting your partner’s bottom. Just make sure to check with them and see what they like, since not everyone enjoys a good spanking.
Hum Baby!
-Mr. Science

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  1. Golf God / Jun 6 2011

    So you were up late at night googling “male butt slapping”?

  2. Mr. Science / Jun 7 2011

    This is just for you Golf God…check out this golf blog on male butt slapping!

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