This guy sure does some fancy tricks with a baseball bat

Sometimes "Bercules" hits the ball off a tee, sometimes he doesn't, but you can rest assured, there will always be some bat-flipping. (Rob Carr/Associated Press)
Sometimes “Bercules” hits the ball off a tee, sometimes he doesn’t, but you can rest assured, there will always be some bat-flipping. (Rob Carr/Associated Press)

Vine user “Bercules” spends a lot of time, it would seem, in batting cages. Enough time, at any rate, to figure out some nifty moves to make with a bat before hitting a ball. And you thought Yasiel Puig was our nation’s foremost practitioner of bat-flipping. Ha!

The latest Vine from Bercules (real name, to judge from his Twitter page: Johnny Burke) has all four tricks in one shot. You might find that pretty unnecessary, but actually they work together nicely, as they, of course, are all timed to fit into the six-second window Vines allow:

Okay, Bercules, pretty cool. Now let’s see what can you do against some live pitching.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.

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Des Bieler · July 21, 2014

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