Batting warmups are generally a rather muted ritual — a couple soft swings, a tap of the bat on home plate, some foot shuffling and that's it (unless you're Nomar Garciaparra).
A high school baseball player in Japan likes to elevate his at-bats to unseen heights, though. In a recent video caught of the young player, he jumps, kicks and twirls his bat as if it was a pair of nunchakus. Luckily, this particular at-bat goes for a while, which gives him the stage to try out increasingly ridiculous moves.
Here are some of the best, with a little fake self-narration to speed you along.
What? Jump? Yeah, sure.
I can do this all day.
Hold up, let me step back for a second.
Cool, thanks. Ready now.
Actually, let me just flip this real quick.
Now we're good. Play on.
Ah, you sly bastard. Almost got me there.
You guys think I should try these moves at the club tonight?
I like baseball. Baseball is fun.
OK, I'm gonna hit this one, you guys ready?
Whatever it takes to get bat on ball. Check out the full at-bat below:
Cover image: YouTube