Look, I’m Australian and know almost nothing about the sport of baseball, but I know enough about it—and the human beings playing it—to know that this is not normal.
Here is Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres, jumping not only higher than a man has any business doing, but doing it in a way that defies belief.
Here’s a YouTube version if Twitter isn’t doing it for you:
As the footage shows, that man just double jumped. He jumped once, really high, then at the apex of his original leap kicked his legs like he was swimming and got a little higher. Not off a wall or a teammate, just...while he was already in the air.
Oh and while doing all that he still managed to make the catch, then land again safely. I think the pitcher’s face sums it all up.
As we have explored on this website previously, games are better with double jumps. Now we know sports highlights are as well.