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Ji-Man Choi's splits are bananas! (Sorry)

Here is the splits montage you've been craving
@MattMonagan
October 23, 2020

When you think of somebody doing the splits, you probably think of a ballerina or a dancer or an Olympic gymnast. Somebody who's slight, someone who's very flexible. You probably don't think of a burly 6-foot-1, 260-pound first baseman. Well, I'm here to tell you that ballerinas and gymnasts have

When you think of somebody doing the splits, you probably think of a ballerina or a dancer or an Olympic gymnast. Somebody who's slight, someone who's very flexible.

You probably don't think of a burly 6-foot-1, 260-pound first baseman.

Well, I'm here to tell you that ballerinas and gymnasts have nothing on the Rays' Ji-Man Choi.

That was on the very first out of World Series Game 3 on Friday night. It's far more pleasing/painful in slow-mo.

Look at Choi next to former Olympic gymnast Agnes Keleti. Choi could've been an Olympian. Keleti could be playing first in the World Series right now.

Choi, of course, has been doing splits at first forever. And, in honor of most recent majestic stretch, we made a 2020 postseason montage in the main media slot above. Feel free to send to friends or relatives. Feel free to keep all to yourself and watch on loop to your Ji-Man Choi-loving heart's content.

Matt Monagan is a writer for MLB.com. In his spare time, he travels and searches Twitter for Wily Mo Peña news.