It’s not every day that a 22-month-old takes down a baseball giant.
Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez was a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and, of course, he had to show off his batting skills. However, Fallon presented him with a challenge: go head-to-head against viral sensation Asher Willig of Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Willig recently made Internet fame when a video of him killing it at a batting cage went viral. It only makes sense that A-Rod would put his reputation on the line to see if he can outdo a 22-month-old at a friendly batting contest.
“Asher saw me hit my last year so he’s not really intimidated,” Rodriguez said as he walked up to the plate.
No doubt he was just trying to set the bar low so no one would tease him in case the toddler took him out.
“That’s why I’m doing T.V. now, fellas,” Rodriguez told the crowd after a pretty rocky start.
By the end of his 30 seconds, A-Rod hit eight balls and things were looking good for him. Then it was time for Willig to take the plate.
The tiny tot did not hold back when it was his time at bat and he did the thing.
Willig pulled out a victory against A-Rod by one point. One. Point. J.Lo’s boo never stood a chance.
Fortunately, there were no hard fillings.
A-Rod even cheered for the young man proclaiming that he is well on his way to becoming a future Yankee.