Aug 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez (left) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) after Marte scored a run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Starling Marte Matrix parody video


Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte nearly had his head taken off during the team’s game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, but it was the way that he got out of the way of the pitch that got everyone talking and cracking jokes.

Sure, Marte could have been seriously injured if he took the pitch to the dome, but he was able to drop his bat and get out of the way Matrix style.

People all around the Internet immediately began to crack Matrix jokes and share GIFs of how Marte was able to awkwardly get out of the way of the high heat, but the folks from Benstonium.com took it one step further and put together a Marte Matrix parody video.

You don’t need an explanation to understand one of the most iconic moment’s in the Matrix trilogy’s history, so simply watch the video below and enjoy Marte’s quick thinking and reaction that led us all to believe he could be the one.


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