Ever since Ted Batchelor was a kid, he knew he had one purpose in life – to light himself on fire. The 51-year old Guinness World Record holder added another notch to his fireproof belt this past Saturday when he became the first person to ever circle the bases at a professional field while completely engulfed in flames. So tough luck to all of us who had Alex Rodriguez in our human torch betting pools.
The stunt was part of a promotion by the Savannah Sand Gnats, and after they defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-2, it was Batchelor’s turn to step to the plate. Lucky fan Chris Corey’s name was drawn at random to set Batchelor ablaze, and then the packed house at Grayson Stadium watched in awe, horror and whatever else as Batchelor rounded the bases, pumping his fists and celebrating all of the human flame groupie poon that would be undoubtedly be flung at him after he was extinguished.
Let’s get a donkey at this Batchelor party, MinorLeagueBaseball.com: