Braves' Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Series of Impressive Bat, Ball Tricks

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Braves' Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Series of Impressive Bat, Ball Tricks

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has more than just a good glove on him.

As if his walk-off triple on Monday night wasn't enough, new video surfaced of Simmons pulling off his best Tiger Woods impression, juggling a baseball with his bat instead.

The video doesn't start off too well, as reliever Luis Avilan and third baseman Chris Johnson attempt to perform the stunt unsuccessfully. In fact, both should keep their day jobs.

Utility infielder Paul Janish comes up next and does rather well, but ultimately loses control.

I will give Janish credit because he wasn't hitting the ball with short strokes, instead putting a little more lift on it, which makes it harder to control.

Then, Simmons stepped up and really impressed.

Notice how Simmons keeps the bat close to his body, maintaining perfect balance. That allows him to have more control over where the ball goes off of the bat.

Now, compare that to Woods' video with Nike:

The major differences between the two are Woods went between his legs and behind his back, while Simmons played a little hacky sack with the baseball.

Of course, both ended the exhibition nicely by hitting their respective ball after bouncing it one last time off the club or bat.

It would be interesting to see how far each ball flew, however. 

There's no real way to tell, but it's a fair guess to assume Tiger's went farther.

With 162 games in a season, sometimes players have to find new ways to entertain themselves.

Who knows what other feats they pull off away from the cameras?

Maybe next time we'll see a video catching a player doing a trick shot where he hits a baseball into a garbage can 250 feet away.

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