It’s a well-documented fact that baseball pants are ideal for showing off a player’s assets, but it’s rare to see those assets perform at the very highest level of athletic achievement.
In a clip from a recent Oakland A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays game, player Sean Murphy showcases this assleticism at its finest.
Murphy was up to bat, and when a pitch veered more than a little off target, he popped out his derrière with surgical precision to collide with the ball and score a free base.
Here it is in slow motion:
After captivating Twitter’s attention and racking up hundreds of thousands of likes, the clip continued to live on with some creative edits:
I hate myself so much for laughing at this as hard as I did.
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) April 12, 2022
Felt like something was missing pic.twitter.com/U8riuHnYoq
— Karaoke Khonshu (@StevSkabino) April 12, 2022
One entranced viewer even felt called to write a poem about it:
I wrote a poem about this pitch called 99mph Assball ⚾🥵 pic.twitter.com/tu6CDyzAKV
— bradypoems (@bradypoems) April 12, 2022
— Erica Batton (@LadySammych) April 12, 2022