The first is the "bat trick" of Long Beach Armada outfielder Josh Womack doing ... something ... with his bat. The odd thing about this one is that it's been online for over a month and there's a different video of him doing the same thing from over a year ago, yet this week is when it somehow decided to take off. That's the internet for you. Perhaps, it's the cameo appearance by Jose Lima that puts this one over the top?
The other is from an eight-grader named Aaron Shutway, who does a complete forward flip with a basketball over his head, chucks the basketball three-quarters of the way down the court, and hits nothing but net. When I was about that same age, my friend Tim and I spent a whole afternoon practicing full-court shots in our school gym and I know we must have actually made one or two crazy shot, but we did not have a video camera. We also did not have girlfriends.
Or, getting back to my original thesis, can anyone do it? I feel like if I had more space in my living room—and maybe a wiffleball bat—I too could perfect Josh Womack's miracle swing. But I'm just a hater. Or jealous LOL! I need to find my own unique, yet useless talent and then I can be on the Today Show too! And maybe get a book deal! Or meet Miss California. (No, the original one.)
But I won't try anything that involves flipping myself or objects, because that's been done to death.