Just because cheerleaders don’t include a “don’t try this at home,” warning on the back of their uniforms doesn’t mean non-cheerleaders are safe trying out sophisticated lifts and tumbling routines. Apparently one Alabama high school baseball team found that out the hard way.
The Vine video above captures the baseball team at Gardendale High in Alabama attempting to duplicate a classic cheerleading pyramid. They got the positioning about right, but that’s about all they got right, with two designated “flyers” crashing to the ground when they should have shot up in the air. The only good news was that while they were dumb enough to try the stunt as the latest attempt to add authenticity to the annual baseball squad cheerleading routine at the annual fall pep rally, at least they were smart enough to try it in the wrestling room, where they were surrounded by thick padding.
That means that none of the baseball players you see here were harmed filming this video. Or at least they weren’t harmed too badly. A sore shoulder or back here or there, and deep-seeded humiliation at failing to duplicate a classic cheerleading move. That may not be the case at the pep rally, so let’s all hope that the Gardendale squad decides to keep it safe.