Trick shots of all kinds are unambiguously dope. We know that, you know that - we're pretty sure that if Stephen Hawking finds intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, they know that. But, if the past few weeks have taught us anything, it's that softball trick shots are the best.
Remember Marisa Arriaga's hypnotizing trick shot? What are we talking about -- you're probably still watching it:
Here's a version of the trick you just saw, as interpreted by Belfair, Wash. middle schooler Amber Johnson. She plays for the Northwest Speed 14UA Fastpitch team:
My kid is pretty cool?Posted by Sandy Baie Johnson on Monday, August 24, 2015
And here's Binghamton University Bearcats middle infielder Crysti Eichner's take on it:
CHECK THIS OUT: Here is junior softball player Crysti Eichner showing her skill in hitting!Posted by Binghamton Bearcats on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Now with added bat flips!
Though no one does the bat flip as well as Emma Carr:
Plus, she's a big proponent of teamwork (along with her partner-in-awesome, Mena Florio):
But, of course she is -- not only is Carr a trick shot virtuoso, she was a member of Team Canada in the Women's Baseball World Cup in Japan last year (at just 15 years old). Canada was just edged out of the bronze medal in a 3-2 loss to Australia, but we think Carr's skills alone are worth gold:
You know what, let's give her a platinum medal.