Orel Hershiser raps along to Eminem better than you ever imagined he could

File this one under Unexpected Awesome Things That Would Never See the Light of Day Without Social Media: Orel Hershiser has bars.

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If you’re not up on hip-hop slang, that means Orel Hershiser can rap. And if you’re not up on Orel Hershiser, I will personally assure you that no one thought that about this 58-year-old former Cy Young winner before this video was sent out into the Twittersphere:


Yes, that’s Hershiser, the famous ex-MLB pitcher turned broadcaster, spitting along to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” with fellow Dodgers announcer Joe Davis. If Vin Scully could see them now!

Hershiser isn’t ready to go toe-to-toe with Eminem by any means, but let’s admit that Em is one of the toughest emcees to rap along with, so kudos. And I’d bet every single baseball card I have that Hershiser would take out Ron Darling in a rap battle like it were Game 7 of the 1988 NLCS.

Oh, and we couldn’t resist a couple Photoshop efforts related to our new favorite baseball rapper, Orel Hershiser:

(Yahoo Sports)
(Yahoo Sports)

C’mon, his name is Orel. Of course he got flows.

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Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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