While professional athletes and grown men are arguing over whether it’s acceptable to flip a bat in Major League Baseball, the future of America’s Pastime is alive and well thanks to this four-year-old tee-ball player.
Instead of being consumed with unwritten rules and wondering if he’s going to “disrespect” someone, this little tyke harkens back to the days when people simply played for the love of the game.
What does that result in? The best four-year-old bat flip in the Northern Hemisphere.
But it’s not enough just to reach base when the best dance moves can be put on display to the masses. He literally gets so excited that he flips his lid.
We can all aspire to take ourselves and life as seriously as this preschooler.
Ten lanes, 120 pins and 86.9 seconds.
That’s what it took for Ben Ketola to set the world record for quickest perfect game in bowling.
Ketola hustled from lane to lane at 281 Bowl in Cortland, N.Y., nailing strike after strike with his two-handed release on his way to a historic 300.
The United States Bowling Congress does not keep records for speed, but Ketola knocked off pro bowler Tom Dougherty’s 2015 time of 90.99 seconds.
After releasing what would be his 10th strike, Ketola decided to dart across the alley and take aim once again at the first lane, entirely neglecting that Lane 8 was primed and ready just two spots away from him.
Regardless, the move leaves room for the 23-year-old from Preble, N.Y. to shed some time on his next run.
As if USA Network’s Tuesday night didn’t have enough firepower already, competition series Team Ninja Warrior will premier its 11-part second season on April 18 at 10 p.m. ET following WWE Smackdown.
Team Ninja Warrior, which is part of the Emmy-nominated franchise “American Ninja Warrior,” pits three-person squads against each other on side-by-side obstacle courses that will push the athletes’ endurance and speed. The series debuted on Esquire last year and became the network’s most popular original series for 2016.
“With this powerful franchise, we’re giving our passionate audience three full hours of jam-packed, high-stakes action every Tuesday night,” said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
This season, fan-favorite “American Ninja Warrior” competitors combine to form 28 teams, each with two men and one woman. The stars will battle for bragging rights and settle their rivalries on the warped wall and other demanding obstacles.
Jake Murray, Brian Arnold and Jennifer Tavernier enter the second season as returning champions with team Party Time. The group will be tested in its opening round, though, when it faces the Norcal Ninjas, comprised of David Campbell, Brian Kretsch and Anna Shumaker.
The first heat of their battle puts Murray, one of the fastest ninjas in the competition, against Kretsch, an experienced trainer who has run in every season of “American Ninja Warrior.”
Comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila return to host series as Alex Curry joins the crew as a sideline reporter.