Sometimes dance and athletics combine into a beautiful synergy. In case you haven’t tuned into the baseball post-season, a new dance sensation is sweeping the land in the form of Red Sox closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon.
I love the announcers’ comments on his dancing: “[look at the] use of his hands.” Imagine if Americans could converse at length about dance moves as much as they can talk about sports plays on talk radio…
Here’s a news spot about how the fans have caught on.
And finally, a hard-hitting investigative reporter tracks down a local dance teacher and gets the expert’s analysis of Papelbon’s dance lineage. (Warning, lack of tripod and microphone makes this a bit hard to watch or listen too, but such are the conditions of fast-breaking dance news.)