“The Freeze” Is Back!

I love this guy! The Atlanta Braves have the coolest, between inning entertainment. According to MLB.com it all started last year when a 26 year old grounds crew member named Nigel Taltone asked the Braves if he could try the Stolen Base Challenge, where a contestant has 20 seconds to race in from the outfield, steal second base, and bring it back. Talton did it in 13. And that's what gave the Braves' promotion people an idea.

"They came up to me and said, 'We've got this idea -- would you be willing to race fans between innings if we give them a big head start," Talton said. "And I'm like: 'Sure.'" Well, he does love to run. The promotion was for the frozen drinks at RaceTrac gas stations. He would be called The Freeze. And fans would try to Beat The Freeze. 

The guy has become a superstar. He opened up the new season with a victory, and check out the lead they give his opponent! Can anyone beat The Freeze in 2018?

 

(Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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