The 2019 Major League Baseball was memorable for many reasons including the unforgettable Washington Nationals winning the World Series one season after losing their franchise player Bryce Harper, the Most Valuable Player seasons of Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger, and two different international series in both Japan and Mexico. The 2019 Major League Baseball season was also the 150th anniversary of professional baseball which dated back to the 1869 founding of the Cincinnati Red Stockings (now Cincinnati Reds).
The 2019 season was also unforgettable as it was the year Jomboy Media started producing breakdown videos on a near-daily basis. Below, we have compiled the top 9 most-viewed breakdown videos from the 2019 Major League Baseball season:
The 10th Most Viewed Breakdown
The 9th Most Viewed Breakdown
Phillies catcher JT Realmuto expresses annoyance towards Mets pitcher Jared Hughes’ decision to sprint to the mound, causing him to be winded and struggle to pitch. Realmuto views Hughes’ actions as unprofessional and mocks him for trying to catch his breath. Hughes subsequently gave up a crucial three-run home run, which only added to Realmuto’s frustration. He blames the pitcher for a “dumb outing” and does not believe that sprinting to the mound is appropriate for a professional athlete.
The 8th Most Viewed Breakdown
In a college baseball game between Louisville and Vanderbilt, Louisville’s pitcher, Luke Smith, becomes a sensation after striking out ten opponents. However, after Louisville ties the game, a fired-up Smith yells insults at Vanderbilt, but ultimately walks the second hitter of the inning, allowing Vanderbilt to tie the game. Vanderbilt eventually wins the game, and Smith admits that he thought they were going to win.
The 7th Most Viewed Breakdown
During a Dodgers game, Justin Turner was ejected for waving and saying “hi” to the umpire after a conversation. The umpire had previously ejected Turner in 2017 and didn’t like the Dodgers dugout telling players to stay on the plate. Although Turner was a hot bat at the time, he was thrown out for his behavior, which was deemed obnoxious. His absence may have had an impact on the game’s outcome.
The 6th Most Viewed Breakdown
The YouTube video “J.D. Martinez touches a fans boobs, a breakdown” depicts J.D. Martinez’s day in right field during a game against the New York Yankees. Martinez struggles to catch a ball due to the sun in his eyes and later accidentally touches a Yankees fan’s breast while missing a railing. The video’s creator argues that it was unintentional and not an intentional assault. The video also promotes the use of a discount code for Squints apparel.
The 5th Most Viewed Breakdown
The video analyzes a rare move made by LA Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen, who intentionally balked during a game to avoid confusion over sequences and signs disrupted by a distracted Jason Heyward. Jansen balked and motioned his fielders to third base to avoid any possible plays at home, easily striking out Heyward and closing the game. The video notes that this move is highly unusual and seldom seen in baseball.
The 4th Most Viewed Breakdown
The video is about a comical event where Phillies pitcher Kapler throws out Dodgers player Turner after hitting Justin Turner‘s leg with the ball. Though the umpire believed it was intentional, both teams knew it was not, and they made jokes about it.
The 3rd Most Viewed Breakdown
The video “Astros using cameras to steal signs, a breakdown” presents allegations that the Houston Astros used a video camera to steal opposing teams’ signs, as demonstrated by an example where a banging noise was heard in the dugout each time a change-up signal was put down during a game. The video footage shows that the banging was done in a sequence that suggested it couldn’t have been done without technology. The video concludes by highlighting how this was detrimental to the sport of baseball and the reputation of the Astros and their manager, AJ Hinch.
The 2nd Most Viewed Breakdown
Marisnick collided with Lucroy at the plate during a baseball game. Despite the rules against collisions, Marisnick made the move, resulting in a serious injury for Lucroy. While Marisnick apologized and claimed it was an accident, many believe it was intentional. The YouTuber emphasizes that it was fortunate that Lucroy was not wearing a hockey-style helmet, or he could have been much more seriously hurt. The play left the game tied and caused mixed reactions from fans and players alike.
The Most Viewed Breakdown of 2019
In a YouTube video titled “Adrian Houser makes an error then pukes on the mound, a breakdown”, Adrian Houser, the pitcher for the Brewers, makes an error causing him to throw up in the middle of the game. Despite the embarrassment, he pitches exceptionally well after the incident, securing a win for the team. The video notes that this isn’t the first time he’s thrown up during a game and that it seems to be an intimidation tactic that works for him.