Johnny Manziel is a fierce competitor with fine motor skills. With that combination, it’s no surprise he dominated the field at teammate Joe Haden’s charity softball home run derby. Actually, maybe it is a surprise. It’s not like I’m intimately acquainted with the rest of the field.
Manziel, who was drafted last year by the Padres, went out and won the home run derby, beating out such NFL stars as Richard Sherman, Larry Fitzgerald and Kam Chancellor.
Manziel smashed a 360-foot shot to center that dazzled the crowd of 5,206. He also hit several home run during the game, which included Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Bengals receiver A.J. Green and Broncos safety T.J. Ward.
During the home run contest, NFL Hall of Famer and former Major League Baseball player Deion Sanders, a friend of Haden’s, ran in from the infield to announce to the crowd, “Hey everybody, I want you to know my money’s on Johnny Manziel.”
This show of power came after a slow of softness earlier in the day when Manziel signed a baby’s onesie.
Just some good, clean fun. A classic Manziel weekend.