Goalkeepers are, without question, the most versatile athletes on a soccer pitch. The reason is obvious: they’ve used their hands before. But when it comes to sports that fall outside their cultural athletic bubble, well, they’re going to look stupid the first time they try it.
Speaking of stupid, we feel like now is a good time to pull out that bizarre Jayson Werth quote from a year ago, where he succinctly describes the impossible feat of hitting a baseball.
“Just because you can do something else doesn’t mean you can hit. If you can hit, you can do anything. Because it’s the hardest thing to do. There’s nothing harder. I can bake a cake. I could figure out a way to do algorithms. But a guy that knows how to do algorithms could never hit. It’s literally the hardest thing to do. If you can do the hardest thing, you can do anything else.”
Unfortunately, Man City’s batting practice session with the Toronto Blue Jays substantiates Dr. Werth’s claim that being good at other stuff doesn’t necessarily imply that you will be able to make contact with a baseball. All that’s left for Jayson Werth is to successfully “do algorithms” and his theory can formally become a law of nature.
Watch Joe Hart, James Milner and Richard Wright take B.P. with Jose Bautista, below.