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Watch Barry Bonds Hit a Homer Off a Guy Jumping On a Trampoline During a Japanese TV Show

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Last week on Twitter, Sung Min Kim uncovered some hilarious footage of an unconventional batting practice tournament from the MLB-Japan All-Star Series back in 2002.


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During which – if I’m understandings all of this correctly – guys like Jason Giambi, Bernie Williams, Torii Hunter, Ichiro, and Barry Bonds competed against their Japanese counterparts in a best of eight (yeah, I know, best of eight doesn’t make any sense) series of unusual batting practice challenges.

One such challenge, included hitting against a pitcher jumping on a trampoline:

Naturally, because Bonds is Bonds, he eventually took him deep:

You can see some of the other insane challenges here (including a smoke machine going off mid-pitch and two pitchers throwing at once):


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.