Baseball player does front flip over Catcher!

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  1. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcpn7NOw0

    Well basically, if you guys haven't seen it in the news, Fordham's Brian Kownacki does a frontflip dive over the catcher to score a run. Watch it! it's EPIC! FTW!;)

    I think every baseball team should have one of these guys on their teams. :D
     
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  3. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LOL, looked kind of sneaky but great handling! :D:)
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    I love that goal.... one of my favorites. All hockey players should play lacrosse.

    I saw that baseball clip a couple of days ago. Epic. Leaping Lanny Poffo styles.:D
     
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    I've always wondered why more guys don't jump over catchers who are down low and blocking the plate. I don't mean a flip per se, but a hurdle would do the trick.
     
  6. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Woah man that's pretty sick! I guess you don't see it so often because there's such a high chance of something going wrong..... either you'll get it right and it will look awesome, or something will go wrong and you'll look like a massive douche (like kicking the catcher in the face)!

    oh, plus you might end up jumping over the home plate. The only reason it worked for him was because the catcher was in front of the home plate by quite a lot.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    baseplate |ˈbāsˌplāt|
    noun
    a sheet of metal forming the bottom of an object.

    It's called home plate, or home base. ;)

    That was a dangerous move! If the catcher had tagged the runner while in the air, the now gymnast would have no control over his landing. But this time, it worked. AWESOME!
     
  8. ethical macrumors 68000

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    My bad. We don't actually have baseball this side of the pond. I'll edit my post :)
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wow, both of those videos were pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing.:D
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Because it's a fairly risky move and could easily result in an injury. I guess the major leaguers don't want to risk it.
     

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