One of the most terrifying, momentary panic situations in sports is when you’re standing firmly in the batter’s box and you see a baseball coming right for you.
You’re not thinking about how it’s going 84 miles an hour instead of 94 miles an hour. You’re not thinking about how it’s a curveball, so it won’t hurt as much. To be honest, most of the time you’re not thinking at all. You just know to get out of the way — or maybe you don’t.
Arizona State outfielder Johnny Sewald decided to take another approach. He just stood there. Surprisingly, he wound up with a souvenir and then flipped it to Washington State’s pitcher.
That, folks, is what the professionals call pure, dumb luck. I’d bet a million dollars he couldn’t do that again if he tried. Though I think once is enough. That video will be awesome forever.