Last week was a big deal for the Moon Ball. First, a Wabobian alerted us that ARod, a.k.a. Alex Rodriquez, posted a baseball training video using the Moon ball. If you don't know who he is, ARod played for the New York Yankees, and he's also married to Jennifer Lopez. Which makes us picture ARod and JLo laughing and playing Waboba together. It certainly helps us sleep at night during this quarantine.
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Are you so restless sitting at home that you feel like banging your head against a wall? . I feel you. We all want to get out and be ourselves again. But right now, the most important thing is for us to stay home and stay safe. . So make the most of it! Take a rubber ball instead and throw that against the wall, and improve your hand-eye coordination daily with this easy and fun drill. . First, stand about 2 to 3 feet from the wall. Throw the ball with your right hand against the wall and catch it with your left. Transfer the ball from your left hand back into your right hand and do it again. 💯 times! Then, switch hands. Throw the ball against the wall with your left hand and catch it with your right, and then transfer it to your left and repeat. Also do that 💯 times. Now take the ball and just go back and forth against the wall, first throwing it with your left hand and catching it with your right - and then throwing it back at the wall with your right hand and catching it with your left. Think you can do it without dropping the ball at all? Ready? Let’s Play Ball! . StayActive #BeAFutureGoldGlover
Then if that wasn't awesome enough, the Moon got a nice little shoutout in a New York Times article written by Hugh Merwin.
We just love the title, "How a Bouncy Ball Changed the Way I See the World". Basically, this guy buys a Moon ball for his dog and then falls in love with it himself. Gotta love that Moon Ball pop sound! This is our favorite quote:
"To bounce a ball at the dog park, in the full bleed of morning sunshine, is to hear its optimistic pop, to embrace a state of not knowing. The first bounce goes so high that it leaves me with enough time to put down my coffee, take the phone out of my pocket and unlock the camera before the ball hits the ground again. Time slows, and by then, the dog has caught it. It’s a tantalizing suspension. To not have to think about anything else is a temporary relief from the known laws of the universe, the ones that will repeat to me, again and again, that what’s coming my way is inevitable."
He has such a great outlook, and honestly, that's why we do what we do. To give everyone a break from reality. Even if for just a moment...
That said, moving onto the next moment, we can't forget about the Moon's step brother the Street ball. The Street got its own most random shoutout ever in the Star Tribune in January when a producer talking about the show “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” on Comedy Central said,
“We’re looking at a show that is about a 20-something woman in New York figuring it out — Who am I in life? What do I want to do? How do I get there? — and so, inevitably, there’s going to be a little bit of a crossover,” said Lucia Aniello, an executive producer for both series. “But you know those [Waboba Street] balls that have little nubs on them, and when you throw them, you don’t know which way they’re going to go? That’s what’s happening in this show. It’s the same existential questions, just going in totally different directions.”
Yes, we know those Street balls. Thanks for the mention, Lucia!
It's so nice to see that our products are more than just balls to people. They are a part of their lifestyle. That also helps us sleep at night.