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April 4, 2012 7:09 AM   Subscribe

What do in-state college baseball rivals do when there's a rain delay? Two words: dance off.

The April 3 college baseball game between the University of Southern Mississippi and University of Mississippi encountered a rain delay. Since the players had a little free time on their hands, they start a dance off as well as perform various skits. (SLYT)
posted by fijiwriter (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, those guys did backflips! I love rain delay antics.
posted by jessamyn at 7:19 AM on April 4, 2012


Loved the roller coaster one. The bowling is an oldie but goodie. I am with Jessamyn, love the rain delay antics.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:41 AM on April 4, 2012


previously and also previously

Love this stuff.
posted by jillithd at 7:58 AM on April 4, 2012


I love baseball. Things like this video just bring happy tears to my eyes. I loved the dance-off, I loved the rescue (although I would have been tempted to slip-and-slide on the tarp), I loved the big-ass grins on their faces.

In my next life I would like to spend my youth playing ball instead of reading so much (well, at least strike a balance). Now, I just get to be an observer, armchair manager, fantasy baseball manager, and fan. I would watch anything from little leaguers to pick-up games at the local ballpark, professional, college, kids messing around with a bat and a ball. There is no sound sweeter than the first crack of the bat on a cool spring morning.
posted by Elly Vortex at 8:08 AM on April 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


If I got to make the rules, sufficiently rain delayed games would be decided by a dance off rather than being rescheduled. Professional teams would be forced to draft players who were skilled on both the field and the dance floor. That's the world I want to live in.
posted by dismas at 8:37 AM on April 4, 2012 [6 favorites]


dismas for Commisioner!
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 8:40 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was the most entertaining match of baseball I have ever seen.
posted by Memo at 8:55 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was the most entertaining match of baseball I have ever seen.

Baseball would be a lot more interesting if more games were settled this way.
posted by mhoye at 9:10 AM on April 4, 2012


So they finally jazzed it up, huh?
posted by GastrocNemesis at 9:19 AM on April 4, 2012


Wow, 2 guys can do backflips? There goes my feeling that guys standing around waiting to catch something aren't really that athletic. Also, most of those dudes were better dancers than any guy I knew in college.
posted by vytae at 9:33 AM on April 4, 2012


There goes my feeling that guys standing around waiting to catch something aren't really that athletic.

We must not be watching the same game.
posted by muddgirl at 10:04 AM on April 4, 2012


Here's some rain delay theatre.
posted by knile at 10:36 AM on April 4, 2012


With Opening day around the corner (tomorrow), I have to say, THIS is the way to improve MLB; at least from a spectator's perspective.
posted by aretesophist at 10:47 AM on April 4, 2012


love to see guys having fun! - shscharger77

Me too!
posted by Twang at 3:24 PM on April 4, 2012


Funny how many of those are summer camp or Boy Scout camp antics!
posted by Mo Nickels at 3:26 PM on April 4, 2012


That was great. I need to be more silly.
posted by Hop123 at 7:01 PM on April 4, 2012


Are there a set of these that all college baseball players know, that are passed on like summer camp dining hall songs?
posted by not_on_display at 8:55 PM on April 4, 2012


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