Baseball Roundup: Watch ‘The Freeze’ Humiliate A Showboating Braves Fan

  • Rick Chandler

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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:

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!

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