Go baseball team!

The teams head to Nationals Park where the Nationals baseball team plays. A lot of big-headed mascots are running around on the field. For the task, one person ziplines across the field. The other person is on the field wearing an inflatable baseball and a giant hat, so they have no depth perception and they can’t move their arms that well. The flying person drops a baseball, and the field person has to catch it. If not, fly and drop again. Seems ... practically impossible to me.

Anthony flies and throws to Bates. He misses at least one time, but then catches the ball and they are out of there before the other teams show up.

Katie flies and drops for Max. He misses a lot, falls down a lot, she gets mad at him. Of course. He catches the ball just as Mona starts flying for Beth.

Beth misses the ball four times. Seven. Ten. The bigheaded mascots come up and pat her inflatable ball costume. Mona tells her to focus, and Beth is all, yeah, thanks, that means a lot from the person who couldn’t read a giant menu right. She catches it on the seventeenth try.

Even more balls

The final task is a giant ball pit! It’s filled with inflatable globes, each with a country circled. One team member dives into the pit and finds balls to represent the ten countries they visited. The other team member arranges them in order to get their next clue.

This challenge isn’t the worst final challenge. I think last season’s “Hello, Goodbye” in different languages challenge was pretty terrible. In comparison, this isn’t a Roadblock, they can work together and even switch positions.

Have you been in a ball pit since you were small? I didn’t even do ball pits when I was small, I don’t think they were invented. Well, it’s difficult to move around in a ball pit when the pile of balls is taller than your head.

Despite the trickiness, Anthony and Bates manage to finish the challenge before the other teams arrive! They are on a roll.

Katie and Max do it quickly, after Katie tells Max to go faster. For a while, Mona and Max are in the ball tank together, but then Max and Katie finish.

You are the winners!

Nothing unlucky happens on the way to the finish line, so Bates and Anthony, you are Team Number One! You win a million dollars! Anthony head butts Bates right in the stomach. Bates says that he lost the Stanley Cup, so he’s happy to finally win something. 

Max and Katie are next, and Max tries really hard to look happy.

Mona and Beth are third, and Phil tells them that they finished the Race, so they should be pretty darn pleased with themselves.

We get a little update from Dave and Connor -- Dave went home and had surgery on his Achilles tendon, and just got his stitches out. He’s wearing a boot and will start rehab within a week. Sure, they wonder, “What if?” But at least Dave didn’t lose a foot or anything.

The Singers are happy that Bates and Anthony won. Really? Really.

And then we get fireworks! And lots of cheering! You guys, nobody evil won! Yay! See you in the fall!