Alex Rodriguez dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday, and during his appearance he was challenged to a soft-toss hitting contest by none other than a 22-month-old kid. Recently, toddler Asher Willig went viral after a video of him effortlessly hitting was uploaded online, and he finally met someone worthy of matching up against his impressive skills when he joined A-Rod on Fallon.
The former Yankees star gave himself a bit of a handicap, deciding to bat left-handed. However, this would ultimately be the reason he lost, hitting one less than Willig, who had his dad throw for him. A-Rod, meanwhile, had Fallon pitching for him, and he was not too impressed with his pitching efforts. Being the great sport he is, A-Rod gave Willig a high-five. If he keeps up what he's got going on, he could have a shot at joining the Yankees in his future.
Rodriguez also spoke with Fallon about his newly announced job on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. "I'm really excited to be working with two major companies, Disney and Fox," he explained to Fallon. "We have Matt [Vasgersian] and Jessica Mendoza. Jessica's the first female that's been in the booth doing color on a national platform. They're both wildly talented and because of ESPN and because of Jessica, maybe my daughters one day get to be in the booth with dad."
Watch his hitting contest with Asher Willig above, and hear him talk about his experience working on Shark Tank as a guest judge below.