Hoping to completely change the face of spring training, by not training at all, Will Ferrell is attempting to break a record today by playing nine different positions for 10 different Major League Baseball teams in one day.
Dedicated to the fight against cancer, the events are being filmed for a special to air on HBO this summer.
With this incredible athletic feat, Ferrell is also honoring the great Bert Campaneris who, five decades ago, played every position on the field for the same team in the same game. Which, if you think about it, is kinda easy to do. Now five games in five different stadiums? That’s a different story. Like, what if there’s traffic?
All of the day’s biggest moments are chronicled here, or you can follow them in real time on social media using the hashtag #FerrellTakesTheField. WARNING: Records are being completely dismantled below, so if that makes you queasy turn back now.
Couldn't help but dress up as Turd Ferguson today. Made Will Ferrell. I'm pretty much a lock for his next movie pic.twitter.com/TIHdg5X5Pu— J-Red (@RealJoshReddick) March 12, 2015
Police escort taking us to game number 2! �a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FerrellTakesTheField?src=hash">#FerrellTakesTheField pic.twitter.com/PsfMTDLlxn— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) March 12, 2015
You don't want to test out that arm! Will Ferrell fires the ball into 2nd base to hold Welington Castillo to a single.— Angels (@Angels) March 12, 2015
#Cubs expect Will Ferrell to not only play 1B but also coach 3B today— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 12, 2015
He struck out �a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FerrellTakesTheField?src=hash">#FerrellTakesTheField— MLB (@MLB) March 12, 2015
A lot of you are tweeting that a player can't get cut & then traded. You must be super fun at parties! #FerrellTakesTheField— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) March 12, 2015
It's straight up remarkable how many fans managed to get a cowbell & a drumstick through security at the games today. #FerrellTakesTheField— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) March 13, 2015
We had too much trouble spelling his name so #Reds place on waivers 3B John William Ferrell, giving him his unconditional release.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 12, 2015
Todd Steverson to Will Ferrell: I'll give you $100 if you put it in play. FerrellTakesTheField pic.twitter.com/dVv46ClCtx— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 13, 2015
Is Will Ferrell the first player in history to strike out and then get behind the plate in the same half-inning? #FerrellTakesTheField— MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015
"Have you heard of a slurge? I threw that in Japan." - Will Ferrell. #FerrellTakesTheField— MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015
More from Bud Black on #FerrellTakesTheField: "Saw him coach 3rd base, we're gonna keep him away from there."— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 13, 2015
And the crowd "MVP" chant has begun. #FerrellTakesTheField— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) March 13, 2015