Micah Parsons gets unsurprisingly competitive at Cowboys’ charity baseball event
If we have learned anything about Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons in the last year, it’s that this young gun is wildly competitive. Whether it’s football, chess, Pro Bowl competitions, bowling, or anything else, the Pennsylvania native does not like to lose. So, it’s no surprise that when the Cowboys held their ninth annual Reliant Home Run Derby to raise money for charity, Parsons thought of it as much more than fun and games.
The Cowboys have skipped the event for the past two years due to Covid, but were back swinging the bats this year. The Derby is held at Riders Field in Frisco, Texas, just down the street from The Star, and is an opportunity for players to help raise money for a variety of causes. Over the last nine events, the Derby has raised over $430,000 for the Salvation Army and other charities. The event is free and open to the public, and Parsons put on a show, hitting bombs well out of the park multiple times.
The Cowboys participants were Anthony Brown, Trevon Diggs, Ezekiel Elliott, CeeDee Lamb, Jourdan Lewis, Zack Martin, Dak Prescott, Leighton Vander Esch, and Parsons. The linebacker warned his teammates that he was coming to compete, but who knows if they expected him to crush 13 home runs with two leaving the park entirely.
Apparently, Parsons went to batting practice, saw the bats provided, and simply wasn’t satisfied. He marched to Dick’s Sporting Goods and bought himself a $500 bat to help him knock balls out of the park against his teammates. He openly admitted to reporters he’d do anything to win.
Micah Parsons blasts 13 homers at Cowboys’ home run derby charity event
The linebacker also revealed that he played baseball as a kid up until high school when he decided to focus on football. He deemed himself a “feast or famine” hitter because he’d either strike out or hit a bomb. Parsons and his teammates helped raise $81,000 for The Salvation Army, and his quarterback applauded him for his competitive nature.
"“Micah is a competitor. And if you just flip that switch, you’re going to get the best out of him. And obviously, we just saw right here.” – Dak Prescott"
He ended the night with this incredibly Parsons-Esque quote. It’s true. The linebacker puts next-level energy and effort into every single thing he does. He wants to be the best at absolutely everything. That’s a mentality that his teammates can certainly learn from and hopefully they all bring that mentality into 2022.