New Sports: Samurai Baseball
We’ve all been there. You and a friend have the urge to get a few swings of the ol’ bat-and-ball in, but you’ve misplaced your Louisville Slugger. So instead of heading over to the local Play-It-Again-Sports you just dust off your samurai sword and take a few swipes at the baseball. Unfortunately, since you’re not a master of the dark Japanese arts, you just flail about aimlessly, never actually hitting the baseball and (smartly) deciding to put an end to the adventure before you behead your buddy who’s pitching. Fortunately, there is a person who can make contact with the ball and, more importantly, a strange Japanese game show that videotapes it for our pleasure:
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If the awesomeness of this video doesn’t cause copycat kids to sever at least three arteries and a dozen fingers over the next year, I’ll be tremendously disappointed with the pussification of American youth. Go get ’em, kids!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.