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Dr. Saturday

Johnny Manziel’s world tour continues with his batting practice home run before Padres game

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We shouldn't be all that surprised when an elite athlete performs a feat in another sport that most people aren't capable of.

Still, seeing Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel hit a batting practice home run before a Padres game at Petco Park (which, by the way, has the reputation of being the toughest park in the big leagues to hit home runs) is pretty remarkable.

Johnny Football might just be Johnny Everything.

Here's the video of Manziel's home run, from the Twitter feed of his quarterbacks coach George Whitfield Jr.:


That's a pretty sweet swing from Texas A&M's quarterback. It makes sense that he'd be able to uncoil on a baseball like that, considering how well he can contort his body and throw from odd angles. Also, he was apparently a pretty good baseball player in high school.

All that said, it still makes you shake your head that a quarterback hit one over the fence in a major league ballpark. (Though there is some dispute on Whitfield's claim that he hit it out, as CBSSports.com said he hit one off the wall.)

Also, ever the showman, Manziel reenacted his "bobble touchdown" against Alabama on the ceremonial first pitch before the game, fumbling the ball up in the air, catching it and rolling left to throw it to Mark Kotsay, who caught it behind his back.

And just in case you needed more proof he's The Most Interesting Quarterback in the World, Manziel also got a pretty cool personalized jersey with a Heisman Trophy patch on the arm (h/t to Uni Watch):

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