S1 Ep 5: Chapter 5
Written by Shawn Harwell, Jody Hill and Danny McBride
Directed by Adam McKay
Beginning a new audio book BOOK at Stevie's house, Kenny eulogizes his own awesomeness. Finally ready to put the past behind him and accept his boring life as a regular person, Kenny throws on... a pair of khakis, teaches during his classes and pitches in on Dustin's sun-porch contracting. But when Reg Mackworthy, the slugger who ended Kenny's career, dares the pitcher on live radio to try and strike him out at Ashley Schaeffer BMW, it's actually Dustin who talks Kenny into accepting the challenge.
Arriving on the scene, Kenny's confidence is shaken in the face of Mackworthy and a parking lot packed with fans. His first pitches fly wildly off the mark. But when April shows up - after ditching Cutler in the midst of his triathlon - Kenny finds his focus. Like a murderous eagle, he zeroes in and rifles a 101-mph fastball into Mackworthy's face, popping the batter's eye right out of its socket. As a victory lap, Kenny pegs Schaeffer with a pitch and then proceeds to decimate the dealership with expertly aimed fastballs. The carnage ends only after he embraces April for a deep kiss.