With all appropriate respect to the obligations of the resident of a dunk tank, you’re in a no-win situation. If the person hits the button – a low-risk proposition – you get dunked. If the person misses, you’re still just having to sit there and it’s not like you did anything to earn not being dunked. The thrower missed the button, and everyone expected them to miss the button.
So, then, you might as well talk some crap, right? That way, if you get dunked, it’s funnier for everyone, and if you don’t get dunked, you carve out a little extra fun for yourself. I totally get it. I’m sure I would be doing it.
HOWEVER. If you’re gonna talk crap from atop your perch, you MIGHT want to make sure the guy holding the ball isn’t a 17-year big league veteran specifically known for his superlative command.
Take it away, Adam Wainwright. Listen, watch, and enjoy:
No better time to start getting ready for spring training than at the fair. Enjoy your bath clown. pic.twitter.com/xzFGRonpWm
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) November 14, 2021
You might be a Cubs fan, and you might be predisposed toward hating Wainwright … but you have to admit that was funny. I chuckled several times, and I have watched it several times.
Also … I kinda want to throw at a dunk tank right now. That one was a pretty small trigger and a pretty good distance. I wonder how many throws it would take me. Bet I could do it in five or six throws. Taunt away.