Rick Ankiel really never ceases to amaze me.
I mean, first the guy is a young, left-handed pitching phenom — a star on the rise. Then some kind of mental freakout leaves him in a constant state of ball throwing and he plummets back to the minors. Then he reinvents himself as an outfielder and returns to the big leagues. Amazing.
If it ended there it would’ve been a nice, warm story readymade for a Disney movie.
Instead, he keeps doing things like last night, where he made two RIDICULOUS throws from center field and also hit a home run. I tried to make a throw like that in my softball game last night and almost broke a rib.
The video speaks for itself. Dude is a stud.