If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably spent endless hours wondering what baseball would be like if we replaced bats with samurai swords. Well, I wonder no more. It would be super exciting for a couple of pitches. Then you realize that you’ll run out of baseballs pretty quickly. And that the catcher will be plenty busy fielding balls split in two.

5 Responses to “Samurai Baseball”

  1. Hmm I wonder if any Major League GM has watched this video and thought, “maybe he could pl…What am I thinking? That was pretty cool though.”

  2. Sarah Green says:

    Love it. Do all Japanese TV shows rent out that same air-horn?

  3. Nick Kapur says:

    This is the awesomest youtube video I have ever watched.

    It would have been awesome enough if he held the sword like a baseball bat, but it was even more badass the way he kept it in the scabbard until the ball was already on its way. That is a quick draw!

  4. Paul Moro says:

    I’m just loving the google ad above the comments here. Handmadesword.com. Everyone in the world should have one. Everyone.

  5. Danny O says:

    Point to ponder: If one part of the ball went fair and the other part fell into foul territory, what’s the call?

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