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Mizzou baseball players now performing funny skits as teammates are interviewed on TV

Mizzou baseball players perform knighting ceremony behind on-air interview

Player from the University of Missouri baseball team performed a knighting ceremony behind junior pitcher Jacob Cantleberry, who was doing an on-air interview about his performance.
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Player from the University of Missouri baseball team performed a knighting ceremony behind junior pitcher Jacob Cantleberry, who was doing an on-air interview about his performance.

In 2015, the Monmouth men’s basketball team gained national notoriety for the efforts of its bench players. It had nothing to do with what they did on the court; their unique celebrations made TV viewers laugh.

The Missouri baseball team has taken those type of antics to a new level.

After the Tigers’ games Friday and Saturday against South Carolina, Mizzou’s starting pitchers were interviewed on the SEC Network. During those on-air chats, teammates performed silly skits behind the pitchers.

As Jacob Cantleberry was chatting about his performance in Mizzou’s 5-2 victory Friday night, his teammates knighted one of their own.

The next day, the Tigers won 11-0 as starter TJ Sikkeman threw seven no-hit innings. While Sikkeman talked about his outing, his teammates held a boxing match. This scene involved no fewer than six Tigers.

This is seriously creative. And funny.

From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.


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