By Ross Kelly
Apparently Beastmode isn’t limited to the gridiron.
Marshawn Lynch took part in a community softball game in conjunction with his Fam 1st Family Foundation. Lynch and Bengals QB, Josh Johnson, launched the foundation as a way to mentor kids in Oakland. Not only do they mentor kids, but they apparently show them the importance of ‘leg day’ when it comes to kickball.
The first kick is a towering shot to left field that clears the trees. Lynch’s pirouette after the kick tells us he knew it was gone as soon as it left the foot. In his second at-kick, Lynch appears to notice a defensive shift as the fielders expect him to pull so he goes opposite-field and clears half a dozen right fielders. As Lynch is running the bases, Johnson and two kids slow him down just as effectively as the Saints did in the Beast Quake playoff game a couple of years ago. Lynch then authoritatively crosses home plate in the same manner as he crosses the goal line. The only thing missing was the crotch-grab but I suppose the presence of hundreds of kids had something to do with that.
After watching this video I think it’s unanimous that we need more videos of Marshawn Lynch doing ANYTHING. I want to see how he irons a shirt or how he eats cereal. Thank God he’s not retiring just yet because the world can’t get enough of him.