It doesn't matter if you are using a bat and glove or your feet and a bouncing rubber ball; three is indeed a magic number.
For the Win's Nina Mandell spotted this video of the rare triple play taking place on the field of battle known as a local school.
That is where the high-octane, adrenaline-inducing competition of the Arizona Kickball Open Finals took place, pitting the Runnin' Rebels against the Riot.
Unfortunately, there isn't a great deal of information outside this truly excellent video. The YouTube description does state, "Runnin' Rebels execute a triple play against Riot in the first inning of the Arizona Kickball Open Finals."
So congratulations to the Rebels for turning a tremendous play and putting a smile on the Internet's face. The Riot would come back from the shame that is using up all of their outs on just one kick, winning the game in the end.
The play starts when the pitcher tosses a mean fastball down the pipe, inching dangerously close to bouncing the ball, a huge no-no where I'm from.
The third baseman sprints over like a svelte Pablo Sandoval to pick up the ball and throw out the kicker at first. The man previously on first is caught in the inadvisable vacation spot known as no-man's-land, so he is tagged out swiftly.
That's when we get a bull's-eye throw to home and the last brushstroke of this masterpiece.
This is just enough brilliance to cause a sizable chunk of the Internet to consider this weekend as the perfect time to relive their kickball days, because it looks like a lot of fun.
Again, we are a bit light on details, so feel free to sound off if you know any more about this awesome play. Kickball365.com does list this as one of three nominees for Play of the Year.
Yes, there are more, including a cannon throw from right field and a "tip kick catch" that is hard to see but easy to appreciate.
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