Mr. T Admiring Bo Jackson's Rocket Arm Is Nostalgia at Its Baseball Best

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 2, 2013

Lace up your Reebok Pumps, splash on your Michael Jordan cologne and head into the way-back machine to when Mr. T fawned over Bo Jackson's cannon arm. 

First, let's get the obvious out of the way quickly. The video is dated—if you couldn't tell by the grainy footage and Jackson wearing a White Sox uniform. 

The moment is from a game way back in May of 1993, and posted to YouTube by MLB back in May of this year. However, HardballTalk's Bill Baer spotted it anew on Reddit and posted it to NBC Sports' baseball blog. 

That's where we found the gem and remembered that, Oh, yeah! Awesome things existed prior to the advent of Twitter, YouTube and social media

In the posted video, Jackson fields a ball in left field and subsequently unloads a bullet to home, nabbing a hopeful Dave Nilsson. 

That's when Mr. T, star of the classic series The A-Team and one of history's greatest cereals, stated and I quote, "What the Uhh! [more unintelligible adulation]." He then continues with, what we think is, "Wow that's Bo Jackson the bionic hip with the arm," which sounds how we once described G.I. Joe action figures. 

Finally, he comes down from the high of watching a marvelous athletic play and states, "That was awesome. I'm impressed, and I'm not usually impressed that much." 

In his third year with the White Sox, Jackson batted just .232 with 16 home runs as he continued to battle back from a career-altering hip injury sustained in a January 1991 NFL playoff game with the Oakland Raiders. 

Jackson would go on to play one more season with the then-California Angels, playing in 75 games, batting .279 and belting 13 home runs. 

The two-sport star was never the same after 1991, but he still had a way of captivating fans with random acts of power and explosive entertainment. 

Back in 1993, Mr. T was floored by an amazing toss to home. Decades later, we are still impressed by a man whose career was far shorter than we would have liked. 

Now you know there is a little Internet gem floating around if you ever need to turn a gloomy day around. It's a video featuring Mr. T and Bo Jackson, and it's as awesome as it sounds. 


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