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Giants Pitcher Johnny Cueto Attempts Happy Gilmore Swing, Fails Miserably (Video)

by: Esteban On  Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Over the years we’ve actually seen a lot of golfers attempt the running Happy Gilmore swing. Some of them are even pretty good at it. But one thing we have not seen is a baseball player attempt the Happy Gilmore.

The reason for this is pretty simple. Unlike golf, the baseball you’re trying to hit is not standing still. It’s moving toward you at a high speed, often with movement. Adding more velocity is only going to make things worse.

Unfortunately, nobody’s ever told that to Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto. On Wednesday night, Cueto took the mound for the Giants against Rich Hill, who was making his Dodgers debut. It turned out to be a classic pitchers duel, with both guys dealing. In the top of the fifth, Cueto led off the inning at the plate and, apparently looking for some kind of edge, he decided to move up in the batter’s box as the ball was coming to home plate.

The result was a Happy Gilmore swing. A terrible, sad, embarrassing Happy Gilmore swing.

Take a look:

Come on, Johnny. I know you’re a pitcher, but you’ve spent eight-and-a-half of your nine big league seasons in the National League. Surely you can do better than that.

Hat Tip – [Cut4]