When tapping into nostalgic notions of baseball as America’s national pastime, people often point to the fact that “anybody” can play the game. Those who make it to the big leagues come in all shapes and sizes, inspiring generation after generation to believe that the dream of playing professional baseball is possible.
The game still has some big-time athletes, though. Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson serves as evidence here, throwing down a pretty effortless dunk (captured by teammate Torii Hunter on Instagram):
Hunter’s caption includes the hashtag #nohomerunsaresafe. Which is fair to point out, but Jackson still might have been outdone by another center fielder earlier this off-season when Mike Trout did this:
One final thought: these bored baseball players really need Spring Training to start, eh?