This is the best kind of between-innings baseball entertainment because it not only showcases great athletic talent, but occasionally results in a frat boy douchenozzle literally eating dirt.
They call him The Freeze, aka 26-year-old Nigel Talton of Fort Valley, Ga., who races fans at Atlanta Braves games at the new SunTrust Park. Degree of difficulty, high — because the fan gets a huge head start. But The Freeze usually wins, and every once in a while, the race ends in classic, very satisfying fashion:
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 11, 2017
Talton, 26, is a member of the Braves’ grounds crew who also runs track at Shorter University. As a freshman at Iowa Wesleyan last year, he ran a 10.47 in the 100 meters and 21.66 in the 200. Washington Post:
The ultimate goal for Talton is “to make the USA team before I’m completely done running track.”
“I just want to inspire people not to give up on their dreams no matter what, even if your path is detoured,” said Talton, who noted his “path was detoured” from the Rio Olympics to his new aim, the 2018 world indoor championships in England.
Only drawback? The super suit, which looks too much like Frozone’s. Someone please call Edna Mole for an update, stat!
Tuesday Afternoon Movie: The Birds
Former Giants pitcher and current KNBR radio color analyst Mike Krukow had some choice words for the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig on Tuesday, including a story about the first time he (Krukow) got into it with a fan.
— KNBR (@KNBR) June 14, 2017
Meanwhile, on Day 3 of the draft …
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) June 14, 2017
shake it up
Me as a kid: Dad I can handle one soda.
15 minutes later: pic.twitter.com/GC4d0Zb9vg
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) June 14, 2017
Wizard Cat defensive play of the day
In honor of Flag Day …
— Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) June 14, 2017