A golden sombrero is awarded to a player who manages to strike out four times in a single game (real golden sombrero not included). It's quite the feat unless you're Ryan Howard or Mark Reynolds. Unfortunately, cycles and no-hitters are all the rage nowadays. Not for me, though. I will pour over the box scores to bring you the finest at swinging and missing.
Clint Barmes joins the ranks of Adam Dunn, Miguel Montero, Jason Bay, Adrian Gonzalez and Koyie Hill in just a silly couple of days of swinging and missing. Barmes, of course, is most famous for my favorite injury in the history of baseball. In 2005, Barmes broke his collarbone after falling down some stairs while carrying deer meat. Now he more sensibly keeps his deer meat in a freezer in a storage unit in his apartment complex. Let's go check out Barmes' first Golden Sombrero since 2007...
Top 2nd: Barmes struck out looking against Josh Johnson. Johnson tossed just another 6+ innings of 1-run, 11-strikeout ball. He's good at the pitching.
Top 5th: Barmes struck out swinging against Johnson.
Top 7th: Barmes struck out swinging against Johnson again. I'm running out of steam, people.
Top 9th: Barmes struck out swinging against Leo Nunez.