Buntfest 2013 is nearing the finish, with defending buntmeister David DeJesus still alive. However, a surprising Cinderella contestant has found himself in the Final Four:
DeJesus, Maysonet, EJackson, and Nate the video guy advance to #Cubs final 4 in bunt tourney
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 9, 2013
Who is this guy? Some information can be acquired by scouring his LinkedIn profile, but most of us know him as the guy who snagged the 64th spot in Buntfest in the front office/staff play-in bracket. We didn’t really expect him to do much, but update upon update we find Nate advancing through the rounds as if he were a Gonzaga or Butler mowing down true powerhouses of bunting prowess with inspired play to exact shocking upsets. Nate looks like a pretty nice dude, but we’re not really sure about his athletic abilities. But given his connections with all the video data, he probably has a good idea of his opponents’ weaknesses, and can also determine the best bunting techniques to emulate in order to score maximum points. In this context, it’s no surprise that the video guy advanced deep into Buntfest.
Can the Cubs players (you know, the ones who might actually have to bunt when it counts) stop Nate the Video Guy’s incredible run? Or will he come face-to-face with the mighty DeJesus in a potential Villanova-Georgetown matchup for the ages? Time will tell.
Meanwhile, one has to wonder whether there is a backup video guy recording the scouting data as Nate continues his quest for buntastic glory. Maybe the understudy will eventually unseat the master…