The baseball bullpen cart at the Tokyo Olympics is a hit.
Relief pitchers get to enter the game in style, sitting in a throne-like glove while the driver sits socially distanced up front.
They’re using an incredible bullpen cart at the Olympics pic.twitter.com/M7FJEkZSNy
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 29, 2021
Classic bullpen carts in the majors have often featured a giant hat on a golf cart, and at least one evoked a nautical theme. Conveyance from bullpen to mound made somewhat of a comeback in 2018, when the Arizona Diamondbacks reintroduced the bullpen cart.
But Tokyo just designed the equivalent of a perfect game. This kitschy transport has won over the world.
We could practically see relief pitchers actually rooting for the starting pitcher to fail so he could make his grand gloved entrance. (OK, not really.)
The United States began play Friday with an 8-1 victory over Israel. Enjoy the awesome wheels!
I would drive this downtown with zero shame. That’s sweet.
— Mike (@mike19922003) July 30, 2021
Whoever designed this needs to be promoted to head of everything. What I wouldn't give to roll into work one night on that.
— MARIA マリア (@TweetleDuh13) July 30, 2021
The glove seat acts as a throne and I’m 100% here for it.
— C-A-M-I-L-L-E, just like the hurricane (she/her) (@cvdecoursey) July 30, 2021
I love this and every mlb team needs one tomorrow.
— Hayden Shaver (@hshaver22) July 30, 2021
I want this to be my funeral hearse :)
— Donna Aspy (@AspyDonna) July 29, 2021
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 30, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.