VIDEO: 5 Hot, Smoldering Minutes of Defense

A double-dosage of thanks to Youtuber tensaibaka for compiling the best defensive moments (and one pitching moment) of the NPB’s month of June. Girdle your mind for adventure:

It starts with a Mario Super Sluggers eephus pitch. Anything that starts with an eephus pitch will only make happiness smoulder in your chest like a-bucket-hot-wings heartburn. And here are some of the more funnest ones, en-GIF’d:

Jumps!
The over-jump!

Catches!
The double-catch!

Murts!
The Murton-rob!




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4 Responses to “VIDEO: 5 Hot, Smoldering Minutes of Defense”

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  1. KB says:

    Boy, I wish they had this sport in America.

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  2. Boop says:

    I have nothing against the NPB but goddamn, those are some ugly ass ballparks. And I say that as someone who watches the Rays with some frequency

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    • das racist tendency says:

      That’s funny because I was going to ask when Tampa had time to change over all the signs to Japanese in the Murton video

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  3. Sean says:

    Ow, the shoulder on that double-catch.

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