Baseball Player Does Voodoo Trick With Bat [Video]

Submitted by: Foxeh 7 years ago Sports

OK, I"ve watched this 5 times, freeze-framed the voodoo part, and I still have no idea how he did this trick.
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Male 541
I wonder which way the ball would go if he hit a ball like that.
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Female 7
yeah is not voodo but the trick is really cool.How does he do that?
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Male 1,193
voodoo i think not. anyways id like to see him do that before a hit. it wouldnt be effective but points for stylish.
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Female 61
majical :D
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Male 3,915
crazy stuff....fo def not voodoo...but magic...yes...
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Male 227
im sorry i ment link
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Male 227
ha he is famous nowjoshy boy
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Female 23
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Male 8
Barrooo - I actually didn`t do great in anything except welding and automotive mechanic classes. Everything was average, or blah.

Tonyjet - Actually, I have seen this before. We were doing this with a bingo dabber, and some other random stuff a month ago at a friends house.

And just because I don`t bust out a formula, doesn`t make this not-simple. Compare it to the complicated aspects of physics, and this is simple. And yes, it is also common physics.

I know you will deny it, but you ARE inferring that you have a good understanding of physics (I can see you coming back and arguing semantics over how what you said didn`t imply or infer anything, so shut up in advance), and surely if you actually did, you wouldn`t label this as difficult physics.

So take your own advice and just enjoy the "voodoo".

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Male 315
"lol simple physics ... then explain why the bat remains airborne while it spins and doesnt fall to the ground immediately.

if you know your SIMPLE PHYSICS then you can explain that quite easily.

If physics are so simple, why doesn`t a bullet just fall straight to the floor? and why don`t planes start falling?"

Isn`t that pretty much exactly what I said in the post right before yours?

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Male 138
High speed camera video. DOES WANT!!!
As for YOU, Tonyjet, just enjoy the video. Also, it`s not like you have some formula either.
You have a goood point,"enjoy the video", so please don`t argue. It makes me sad. :C
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Male 3,296
so everyone is a physics major all of a sudden.

shut up, you have no idea how its done, unless you have the formula, am just gonna assume that all of you are talking out of your asses, i am pretty sure you had never seen this before, so you are talking on ignorance when bringing up "simple physics". Really???? simple???? common maybe, but simple? gravity has enough "simple physics" to have you guessing for weeks.

and if you have to google gravity to comment back, just stop lying to yourself and accept that you know nothing about it, and maybe even enjoy the video

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Male 959
`He spun the bad really quickly. It`s cool, but it`s not voodoo.`

Really?

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Male 1,232
I think I`ve been to that baseball field... Anyways, that`s just effin` awesome. I wish I knew how to do that.
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Male 2,552
He spun the bad really quickly. It`s cool, but it`s not voodoo.
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Male 414
`I`m not going to educate you for fun, like I said, I did horrible in physics`

How did your english test go?

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Male 801
0.o
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Male 8
At snoopdawg:
Lol. I did horrible in physics, I don`t think I`m some "prodigy" ffs. I still know I could walk outside and make a bat perform the same actions. If you expect me to explain why the bat does this, GTFO, I`m not going to educate you for fun, like I said, I did horrible in physics, and this is easily explainable and fathomable. Go read a book.
But if you seriously don`t think you could walk outside and do this (minus catching it), you seriously need to get off the computer.

Also, lol at everyone getting into arguments over the fact that I put the word "simple" before physics. Yeah, it IS simple. Not sure what you guys did when you were kids, but I tried to see what cool tings I could make stuff do, and this would be something that I`d do.

Expecting a reply from snoopdawg that completely integrates my whole post together, and completely changing my words around to try and make me appear like I contradict myself. Lol, go ahead.

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Male 4,004
Neat trick.
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Male 1
Duke13211, exactly we do that too.
Simple ADT drill movements.
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Male 84
My physics teacher would do that, but with a hammer. The poor front row.
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Male 24
not really voodoo. i do that in my ROTC class with a rifle. not that hard
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Female 465
Don`t try this at home, folks. Better go outside with this.
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Male 557
What video were we commenting about?
Oh yeah the voodoo one
I forgot when I got lost in comments about people complaining about things totally unrelated to the video like spelling mistakes
Welcome to the internetz
it will happen
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Male 150
That`s the sickest thing I`ve ever seen.
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Male 21
"I understand people that don`t write much, often misspell entire words...but, you know there`s an N in "Finger" right?"

At least try to use proper grammar when pointing out another`s obvious typo. Let me help:

I understand people that don`t write much often misspell entire words, but you know there`s an "N" in "finger," right?

You do know you can`t just throw commas anywhere you want in a sentence, right?

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Female 895
I`m sorry, that`s vundun how? Oh sorry.. "voodoo"
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Male 897
brutal
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Male 833
he just forgot the "n" in the word, people do that sometimes, its called making mistakes, and not caring about comment spelling.
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Male 340
"like spinning a basketball on your figure. "

I understand people that don`t write much, often misspell entire words...but, you know there`s an N in "Finger" right?

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Male 138
the bat does a 360, he spins it and grabs it again. Beautiful.
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Male 5,190
Spin it fast enough! Like a roflcopter. You see the bats really spinning 29013123190 times. Simple! :P
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Male 2,372
Wonder what his batting average is?
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Male 833
id say he gives it a little upward force when he lets go
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Male 672
@ashker Simple physics doesn`t mean it`s easy. It`s just easier than Complicated physics. Doy.

Anyway, this is a cool trick. It`s probably like spinning a basketball on your figure. Just a trick you learn from being around sporting equipment all day. I am envious D:

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Male 596
postovoy: that`s...great...but i Know now that you cant do that. who cares about understanding it,actually Doing it is another story entirely.
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Male 1,383
It seems possible perhaps, I would like to try it though :)
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Male 462
Just a tip: Before you show you have a superior understanding of physics than someone else, make sure you DO have a superior understanding of physics.
That said, the trick is pretty cool whether or not you know how gravity works. Also, those physical principles described by ashker are some of the most simple ones out there. String theory is more what you are talking about when you mean complicated. Newton`s Laws are not.
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Male 362
come on guys, learn your physics. everything falls at the same rate (with a few exceptions due to air friction). he did not have the bat just hovering in the air, its likely that there was a little bit of upward momentum at release.
if you let go of a soda can, it will immediately start falling to the floor. and yes, bullets fall too.
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Male 105
Centrifical force... used commonly to manipulate gravity based upon the weight of whats being used by applying force. Same as twirling a bucket of water without it falling out.
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Male 460
next step is to hit a pitch like that!
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Male 187
the momentum keeps the bat in the air and keeps it turning.
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Male 127
"simple physics" seems more like a high school term, if anything.

douchebag is a great word for someone who calls douchebag a high school term :3

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Male 20
lol simple physics ... then explain why the bat remains airborne while it spins and doesnt fall to the ground immediately.

if you know your SIMPLE PHYSICS then you can explain that quite easily.

If physics are so simple, why doesn`t a bullet just fall straight to the floor? and why don`t planes start falling? cos physics aren`t simple. and lol, douchebag is such a highschool term

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Male 315
"lol simple physics ... then explain why the bat remains airborne while it spins and doesnt fall to the ground immediately."

Why doesn`t a soda can immediately fall to the ground when you let go of it?

It`s called "Vertical force".

So, before you go screaming at rippa, perhaps you should throw your mouse up and down until you get the point.

I can do this with my cellphone and a small metal bar, but I`m afraid if I tried it with a bat I`d fail and throw the bat through a TV or something.

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Male 3,296
its plausible.

the shadow looked legit i mean

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Female 1,112
Snoopdawg go pick a fight somewhere else.
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Male 101
looks like it just takes some practice and fast hands, neat looking tho.
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Male 480
rippa do you understand jokes ?? or do you only know simple physics?

lol simple physics ... then explain why the bat remains airborne while it spins and doesnt fall to the ground immediately.

if you know your SIMPLE PHYSICS then you can explain that quite easily.

if you cant then you are just a little douchebag who thinks he knows a lot with his high school science course.

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Male 8
I did not know that simple physics was the same as voodoo, but whatever. Still neat, and I`ll try it later.
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Female 901
i think he jus got bored one day n started tossing it around, eventually leading to this after some skill was gained.
yep.
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Male 350
If its not real they did an awesome job editing in the audio.
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Male 257
Spider sol: Looks pretty fake to me. Kinda weird how only a handful of people have claimed fake, IAB is usually fake-central.

Nope because you guys can`t do those tricks you think that its unrealistic, are you going to say to every video that its fake without evidence! please Shut the hell up others are enjoying this don`t try to start ruining it...

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Male 99
I agree with DVL, it looks pretty easy actually.
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Female 443
that was awesome. I hope it was real.
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Male 1,451
Looks pretty fake to me. Kinda weird how only a handful of people have claimed fake, IAB is usually fake-central.
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Male 612
Its actually looks sorta easy...but its probably not. It only goes around once so it seems simple
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Male 345
Very cool.
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Male 15,510
He is on steroids
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Male 15,832
Yeah, what dave said: he ought to try that at the plate.
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Male 2,344
He throws it forward, making the bat go forward, but quickly pulls back in mid swing, on the bat, making it spin in the opposite direction it`s being thrown...So it`s two different forces and directions against eachother. All I can think of is that video where a ball is thrown at a speed of 100 mph from the back of the truck in one direction...and the truck drives 100 mph in the other, forcing the ball to stay in place (can`t get video, because it is "no longer available...).
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Male 2,344
I understand..but it`s really hard to keep it in place. I find my self doing similar tricks occasionally. He`s very skilled at it.
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Male 1,718
That is pretty amazing.
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Male 21
everybody from the other team is watching him
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Male 4
watch at 0:30 the shadow disappears then reappears
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Male 3,482
I used to be able to do that.

I`m not sure if I can anymore...

I`d probably break a bone in my hand or something.

And I`m not going to try after what happened to robosnitz.

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Female 15,763
Try THAT, Criss Angel!
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Male 2,737
lol. i used to do that in little league. my dad taught me. i just went outside to try it with my daughters softball bat and smashed the hell out of my wrists.stupid.
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Male 516
"actually, you do the full strength of the swing but let go of the bat less that halfway as he did. and as it spinds around grab the handle as it comes around. its really easy to do actually. im 16 and i can do that."

Actually, it`s a bit more than that. What you described would send the bat flying. He does swing the bat, but instead of just letting go halfway, he pulls back quickly on the handle (look at his hands). This causes the bat to spin in place rather than fly off in front of him.
With a little practice, I`m sure it`s not that hard.

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Male 924
right after he lets go theres that little flick backwards that spins it around. still great timing on the catch
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Male 7,933
"he holds his bat with his dick on second 28, wtf"

you mean he puts the bat on the ground and has it lean on his leg?

and lets add this to the list of pointless talents i want to do

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Male 2,855
he holds his bat with his dick on second 28, wtf
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Male 4,807
CGI for sure
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Male 75
actually, you do the full strength of the swing but let go of the bat less that halfway as he did. and as it spinds around grab the handle as it comes around. its really easy to do actually. im 16 and i can do that.
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Female 150
He`s hot
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Male 57
i say he should mess with the pitchers head...or try and hit a ball doing it...that would add a nice touch
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Male 1,129
impressive but can he do it with a chainsaw
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Male 1,929
I was expecting a magic trick. Why is the video description so dumbfounded? It`s a cool skill but the theory is very simple. I`m actually a lil disappointed. Thanks OP.
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Male 541
he should do that in a game. it really would confuse the pitcher
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Male 71
i am so gonna try that!
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Male 233
I`d watch baseball if they did stuff like that.

"and he goes for the swi... WTF just happened?!?!"

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Female 111
Link: Baseball Player Does Voodoo Trick With Bat [Video] [Rate Link] - OK, I`ve watched this 5 times, freeze-framed the voodoo part, and I still have no idea how he did this trick.
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