First off, congrats to the new F3 RVA HR Derby Champion – McRib. Your trophy in in process!
22 strong and willing competitors posted at the modified AO this morning for a Home-Run Derby…Sadly, most of us left our ability in the fartsack, so instead of A-A-RON Judge-style moonshots, this PAX got 40+ minutes of a burpee fest. This is what transpired:
Short mosey around the parking lot anticipating LIFOs rolling in from NoToll. Form up in parking lot for COP, all IC including:
- 20 SSHs
- 10 DQs – SUPER slow – so slow it almost hurt
- 15 Imperial Walkers
- Arm Circles (10 small/5 large forward, then backward)
Seeing no LIFOs – time to get on with the derby — Mosey to the baseball field that didn’t share a fence with the parking lot. You know, I didn’t want anyone windshield getting busted out when the gun-show started. Appears my concern was vastly misplaced.
Start with a 2-minute warm-up of running poles – foul line to foul line. Too many sluggers – no time to recreate last year’s Dora – although this year would have only been 47 burpees per team as compared to last year’s 61. No worry, the PAX would not long for extra burpees by the end of the workout.
Number off for batting order…sorry Offshore – you drew leadoff (but in true Rickey Henderson fashion – you dropped a bomb on us. Nice work!)
Format – each PAX member gets 3 swings (except 2.0s – they got a few extra). Exercises following each batter. Each HR causes the PAX to do 10 merkins. Each Out (anything other than a HR) = 3 burpees. ONLY 2 exceptions made during the festivities — 1 Out resulted in no exercises for the PAX as EF Hutton robbed a HR from Hardywood right after YHC announced that any such thievery would result in no exercise. Way to go EFH.
Also, Joey Chestnut (Offshore’s 2.0) earned himself a 3 burpee reprieve as he made a SWEET snag of a line drive. Well done JC!
The stats are ugly folks so watch out:
- 22 batters
- 3 swings
- 66 swings
- Total Home Runs = 4 or 5 (YHC has 5 in his brain but he can’t remember who hit it. I have Offshore with 1, Gumbo with 1 and McRib with 2)
- Burpees = around 183 — OUCH!!
- HDHH at The Answer tomorrow
- SOJ Takeover is coming…
Great to have some 2.0s out today, especially for YHC having is 2.1 and 2.2. Loved it!
Welcome Sparky. We look forward to you posting often.
365 days to hit the cages before next year.
No more Gumbo for you!