On April 25, 2011, we posted a blog about how you can develop parker skills in your gymnastics unit. Well, here’s video that shows a real-life way to apply those Spiderman-like parkour skills. The video show a ball girl at a Triple A baseball game against Fresno and Tacoma, showing up the outfielder by jumping up a wall to retrieve a foul ball.
I love the way she nonchalantly tosses the ball to outfielder, Jake Wall, then trots back to her chair, tipping her hat and calmly acknowledging the crowd.
In fact, the catch was really made, as was the jump, which due to her parkour skills was incredibly high. However, the situation was actually staged. The footage was intended to be part of an advertisement for Gatorade and the video of the catch was clipped into actual game footage. While the advertisement never received airplay, the video was posted on the internet where it’s become a sensation. It has received 3.7 million views so far.
Dick Moss, Editor,
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