Samurai slices 100 mph fastball in half

We’ve seen a lot of action in postseason baseball.

The Mets and Dodgers series featured showdowns between the pitching greats of the regular season.  DeGrom vs. Kershaw.  Greinke vs. Syndergaard.

The Blue Jays clinched their series against the Rangers, which included an action-packed 53-minute seventh inning, as Jose Bautista threw his bat after cranking a three-run shot to left field.  There was thrown food, multiple bench-clearing scrums, and a weird run scored by Rougned Odor.  As ESPN’s Gordon Edes wrote, “Give us a few years.  We may one day understand what we saw.”

On the other side of the AL, Johnny Cueto pitched a beauty against the red hot Astros, completing the Royals’ comeback from a 2-1 series deficit.  Kansas City showed its resilience, but one thing is certain – the future is bright in Houston.

Last but certainly not least, the Cubs.  Top-seeded St. Louis had 100 wins, but it didn’t matter.  Ten home runs later, the Cubs clinched the NLDS.  Chicago has the best young talent in baseball, maybe the best in years.  Wrigley Field is alive and well, hungry for its first World Series title since 1908.

And now this:

Kids, don’t try this at home.

Modern-day samurai Isao Machii has sliced BB gun pellets and arrows, but since it’s mid-October a 100 mph fastball pitch seemed like the next best thing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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