Je demande commend rendre la locution anglaise couldn't catch a cold.
slang A jeer directed at an athlete who struggles with catching the ball. It is a pun in which the phrase "catch a cold" refers to becoming ill with the common cold (something that happens involuntarily). That bum in the outfield couldn't catch a cold—it's only the first inning, and he's already dropped two pop-ups!
Voici un context particulier (taken from the Uriah Heep story) :
(...) Mick remembers a major incident in Philadelphia. "We were playing this 20, 000 seater and David, having been drinking heavily, rushes out onto the stage, steps onto one of the legs of the mike-stand and of course, it smacks him in the mouth. The whole crowd roared, oblivious to what had happened but David, thinking they're having a go at him, turns round and says, 'You can go and fuck off if you don't like it.' I'm standing there at the side of the stage thinking 'Oh, no, he's just told 20,000 of our fans to fuck off!' We couldn't catch a cold there after that." Hensley was so disgusted with the way Byron was going that he flew back to England and it was only Bron, who'd been in the middle of a holiday in Barbados, who managed to persuade him not to leave there and then.