Billy Hamilton really wants to race the Bengals Draft pick who broke the 40-yard dash record
In the fifth inning of the Reds' 4-2 victory over the Pirates on Thursday, Billy Hamilton stole the 200th base of his career:
Perhaps you're not surprised, because you know Hamilton is fast. By the time you're done reading this post, he could have run across the United States three times. Probably.
Hamilton is so confident in his speed, he's willing to race the Cincinnati Bengals' No. 1 Draft pick, John Ross.
"I know he's really, really fast, but it's something I look forward to. I'm a competitor. If something happens with him, it happens. We'll do it for a charity event. I'm willing to do it. Set it up, I'm ready," Hamilton told reporters after Thursday's game.
Ross just so happens to have set a new 40-yard dash record at this year's NFL combine. He ran it in just 4.22 seconds.
Hamilton acknowledges he hasn't run a 40-yard dash in kind of a while. "I did it in the ninth grade. I was 4.5 flat, but that was when I was just becoming a little older and learning how to run a little bit. I haven't done it in a long time. It's something I'd like to see myself, just to see where I'd be at compared to those guys."
We would also love to see the results of this race. Just as long as no one invites this guy: