Rain delays at a baseball game are no fun for anyone. For fans, that means sitting in the stands, keeping an eye on your weather app, and hoping it passes quickly so you can get back to enjoying the game. It’s a similar routine for gamers. They’re stuck in the dugout (or the locker room if there’s one) hoping for time to pass sooner rather than later while trying to keep their bodies loose so they’re ready to hit the pitch when or if this time is coming. Sometimes delays can last an hour or more, leaving everyone looking for something to pass the time. For a University of Missouri science and technology player, that meant entertaining teammates with his incredible balancing act during a recent rain delay against the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles.
Baseball player beats boredom with Bonkers Balancing Act
Infielder Cole Hampton, a redshirt junior from Edwardsville, Illinois, is quite good at his sense of balance. His buddy, teammate Will Hayes, is more than happy to share Cole’s talent with the world on TikTok. Check out the video below of Cole perfectly balancing a sports bottle on his chin.
Will has several videos on his TikTok channel (@will_hayes3) of Cole balancing random objects on his face. The two created a bit of a recurring track with the talent. All of the videos begin with Will getting Cole’s attention by calling him “Champ”, followed by Cole responding with a little dance and a simple “yeah”, before Will throws something at him for balance.
Here’s another showing off his skills, this time with a pair of crutches in the practice room.
Pretty impressive, right? Consider the main course appetizer that Cole showcased during the rain delay against ISU recently. It starts with a few smaller objects before moving on to something much bigger.
First, it’s a hat.
Next, a helmet.
Then it’s time to up the ante a bit with something a little bigger and heavier; a folding chair.
Not impressed? What if he opened the chair and balanced it with one of the legs?
“Me”, you say? Fine. How about what I think is a hand sanitizer pump mounted on a homemade PVC pipe stand?
Well done sir, well done. But, Cole wasn’t done yet. He still had a balance feat to achieve. Watch the full video below to see his grand finale.
Keep doing your thing, Cole. If your baseball career or your mechanical engineering degree from Missouri S&T isn’t going well, I expect to see you in an upcoming season of America has talent.
[Source: @will_hayes3 on TikTok]