Mikey from The Park

Mikey from the Park is always a good time

Mikey’s home bar is The Park in Burbank. He’s an APA 7, and an excellent shot.


I met Mikey from the Park one March evening after one of the first times I ever played at The Park. I had been there running the table awhile and was about to leave. Gave the table to a 2 and headed out. Ran into a mutual friend, who basically said we HAD to play. I had an early flight, but thought, What the Heck. How about we play for $5? He said he only had a $20. That’s fine, we play for $10 and we went head to head.
He ran down to one ball and couldn’t get there. I ran out, grabbed the $20 from off the light and headed out the door. Mikey was stunned. The look on his face was priceless. I could tell he was thinking “Who the hell was that?! She came into MY bar and beat ME? WTF??” And as I was leaving, I thought damn….don’t be an A-hole….so I went back in bought him a beer and told him I’d see him again.
In hindsight, I’m glad I went back in. Mikey from the Park has been one of my favorite sparring partners and he can pull off some awesome shots. When we get together, it’s always a good time. I can relax and have fun practicing, and we both come up with some winning unnecessarily-hard shots. And sometimes we pull them off…..and we both get SO EXCITED! It’s nice to have a kindred spirit that is almost as obsessed as I am with the game.

One day, we were messing around and I taught him to Jump. It took less than an hour. And now, with a bunch of practice and a little bit of an obsession, go check out his Instagram — he makes some INCREDIBLE jump shots. One more weapon in the arsenal. Even if it isn’t legal in APA, it is in BCA and UPA! And I’ll be damned if it isn’t one of the funnest shots to try while we are racing!

Check out this jump:

He takes the game to a whole new level.
Follow him on Instagram @mikey_miscues

#mikeyfromthepark @mikey_miscues #workingout the #softbreak #janesbreakseries I was talking to a #friend of mine tonight about how #hard to hit the #breakshot. #arguably you don’t have to #killit to get a #goodbreak. Often the #onetwothree lineup with the #nineball when you #soft break. #alternatives #magic rack #options #techniques #motivation #getout and #win #finallyfriday #weekendvibes #lahereicome!! #losangeles #gododgers #goblue ❤️

#mikeyfromthepark @mikey_miscues #workingout the #softbreak #janesbreakseries I was talking to a #friend of mine tonight about how #hard to hit the #breakshot. #arguably you don’t have to #killit to get a #goodbreak. Often the #onetwothree lineup with the #nineball when you #soft break. #alternatives #magic rack #options #techniques #motivation #getout and #win #finallyfriday #weekendvibes #lahereicome!! #losangeles #gododgers #goblue ❤️ ...

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#mikeyfromthepark @mikey_miscues #kick with a little right. #perfectshape #perfectspeed #remember the slower you #hit, the more the English will take. #kickstagram #kickoftheday #happyfriday #ridicfridays #finallyfriday #dayones #practice the #smooth stroke and #focus #makeithappen #goodstuff #happinessis #poolplayers #poolaholics #goodluck out there this weekend! 🍀❤️✅🎱

#mikeyfromthepark @mikey_miscues #kick with a little right. #perfectshape #perfectspeed #remember the slower you #hit, the more the English will take. #kickstagram #kickoftheday #happyfriday #ridicfridays #finallyfriday #dayones #practice the #smooth stroke and #focus #makeithappen #goodstuff #happinessis #poolplayers #poolaholics #goodluck out there this weekend! 🍀❤️✅🎱 ...

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#mikeyfromthepark with a sic #railjump #ftw #hops #missubuddy #dayones #poolplayers #eightball #followhim #hesawesome #wegottricks 
#Repost @mikey_miscues (@get_repost)
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🎱🚀 over the #9ball #slowmotion edit courtesy of @cuelady_360 #poolaholics

#mikeyfromthepark with a sic #railjump #ftw #hops #missubuddy #dayones #poolplayers #eightball #followhim #hesawesome #wegottricks
#Repost @mikey_miscues (@get_repost)
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🎱🚀 over the #9ball #slowmotion edit courtesy of @cuelady_360 #poolaholics
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The last shot I did before recovering the table and those bouncy ass rails 🙄 behind the back 6 rail with inside (the fun way) 🎱🤓 #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark

The last shot I did before recovering the table and those bouncy ass rails 🙄 behind the back 6 rail with inside (the fun way) 🎱🤓 #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark ...

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Happy #cinco everyone 🍻 Stay hydrated 💦💦 #cincodedrinko 🌮 #artisticpool #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark One handed 🎱

Happy #cinco everyone 🍻 Stay hydrated 💦💦 #cincodedrinko 🌮 #artisticpool #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark One handed 🎱 ...

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#birthday #pooltournament for janechalks was crazy!!! Here's a good pic of us before we got #lit 😜 What's a Bday without a lil #catfight 🐯👯 lipstickpoolplayer #poolplayers got each other's backs 💪🏼 #dayones #mikeysteam #squadgoals 👯 #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark

#birthday #pooltournament for janechalks was crazy!!! Here's a good pic of us before we got #lit 😜 What's a Bday without a lil #catfight 🐯👯 lipstickpoolplayer #poolplayers got each other's backs 💪🏼 #dayones #mikeysteam #squadgoals 👯 #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark ...

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On my #skater shit 🏂 #grind the rail 🎱 #zoomin 🕵 #doitforthegram #poolhalljunkies #artisticpool #makepoolfunagain #mikeyfromthepark 😉

On my #skater shit 🏂 #grind the rail 🎱 #zoomin 🕵 #doitforthegram #poolhalljunkies #artisticpool #makepoolfunagain #mikeyfromthepark 😉 ...

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Messing around on my favorite barbox #artisticpool #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark #longboard

Messing around on my favorite barbox #artisticpool #poolaholics #mikeyfromthepark #longboard ...

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Left handed #practice 🎱 #artisticpool #poolaholics 💂🏻#mikeyfromthepark

Left handed #practice 🎱 #artisticpool #poolaholics 💂🏻#mikeyfromthepark ...

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#mikeyfromthepark makin #threeinarow look #easy. #banks #banksy #banksr4stupidpeople and they always make me so #happy. #nineball #poolplayers #backofthepocket #ilovethatsound 💥💥💥we are so #overdue a #playdate!! Follow him for more fun shots @mikey_miscues 💪🏻
Must've had his #wheaties this morning 🤑

#mikeyfromthepark makin #threeinarow look #easy. #banks #banksy #banksr4stupidpeople and they always make me so #happy. #nineball #poolplayers #backofthepocket #ilovethatsound 💥💥💥we are so #overdue a #playdate!! Follow him for more fun shots @mikey_miscues 💪🏻
Must've had his #wheaties this morning 🤑
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Target #practice ⚪️🎱🎯 #youwasntwithmeshootinginthegym 👅 #shootingrange #claypigeonshooting #billiards #poolhalljunkies 💂🏻 #artisticpool #mikeyfromthepark

Target #practice ⚪️🎱🎯 #youwasntwithmeshootinginthegym 👅 #shootingrange #claypigeonshooting #billiards #poolhalljunkies 💂🏻 #artisticpool #mikeyfromthepark ...

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My new favorite #trickshot #artist 😂😂 Nice like #grandmascooking 🍪😋 #happydance #shimmyshimmyya 👯 #artisticpool #poolhalljunkies #igers #girlsthatplaypool #mikeyfromthepark 😉

My new favorite #trickshot #artist 😂😂 Nice like #grandmascooking 🍪😋 #happydance #shimmyshimmyya 👯 #artisticpool #poolhalljunkies #igers #girlsthatplaypool #mikeyfromthepark 😉 ...

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Tit jump curve 🎱 #poolaholics #poolhalljunkies 💂🏼 #mikeyfromthepark

Tit jump curve 🎱 #poolaholics #poolhalljunkies 💂🏼 #mikeyfromthepark ...

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Holding my #kitty for the first time 😻 It was a bitter/sweet victory but the #tournament was a success~ We raised over 2 grand for my friends wife and kids. Thanks to all 32 players, UPA pool league, and corner billiards for hosting the tournament 💯 Thanks for the cue Derrick may you R.I.P 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #mikeyfromthepark

Holding my #kitty for the first time 😻 It was a bitter/sweet victory but the #tournament was a success~ We raised over 2 grand for my friends wife and kids. Thanks to all 32 players, UPA pool league, and corner billiards for hosting the tournament 💯 Thanks for the cue Derrick may you R.I.P 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #mikeyfromthepark ...

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Good looking out on the Navigator #chalk 💯 artistic_pool_player I'm liking it a lot #poolaholics #selectbilliards #mikeyfromthepark

Good looking out on the Navigator #chalk 💯 artistic_pool_player I'm liking it a lot #poolaholics #selectbilliards #mikeyfromthepark ...

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My #new #training #tool 😁3rd 👁 #stroke #trainer 💪🏽 helps your backstroke #alignment 💯 #mikeyfromthepark

My #new #training #tool 😁3rd 👁 #stroke #trainer 💪🏽 helps your backstroke #alignment 💯 #mikeyfromthepark ...

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Learning to use the #Lathe 😁 Joe Porpers Q-Lathe Model B was built specifically for the cue maker #JoePorper himself by a #cuemaker who knew what it took 🤓 this $5,000 #machine truly does it all 💯 and can make the #poolcue of your dreams💤😲😍 If anyone needs a #newcue new tip, #cuerepair shaft cleaning etc. Hit me up! #mikeyfromthepark 😉

Learning to use the #Lathe 😁 Joe Porpers Q-Lathe Model B was built specifically for the cue maker #JoePorper himself by a #cuemaker who knew what it took 🤓 this $5,000 #machine truly does it all 💯 and can make the #poolcue of your dreams💤😲😍 If anyone needs a #newcue new tip, #cuerepair shaft cleaning etc. Hit me up! #mikeyfromthepark 😉 ...

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🎱 #sidepocket called it! Crazy 2 rail timed #billiard #shot 😲🤑 #mikeyfromthepark

🎱 #sidepocket called it! Crazy 2 rail timed #billiard #shot 😲🤑 #mikeyfromthepark ...

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Mending the broken #heart 😍😲#artisticpool at its finest! Can't wait to try this one on a big fast table 🙇🏻 go #follow charles_theinventor ❤️ this #shot Charles 👍🏽 Have a great #holloween #weekend everyone 👻 #mikeyfromthepark

Mending the broken #heart 😍😲#artisticpool at its finest! Can't wait to try this one on a big fast table 🙇🏻 go #follow charles_theinventor ❤️ this #shot Charles 👍🏽 Have a great #holloween #weekend everyone 👻 #mikeyfromthepark ...

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#fun with #mikeyfromthepark 
#burbank #gocubbies #billiards #poolplayers #draw to the #nineball #forthewin @mikey_miscues #dayonehomie #love the way #hethinks #creativitycounts even our bad games are good 😊 I love the #cheese 🧀 #flytheW

#fun with #mikeyfromthepark
#burbank #gocubbies #billiards #poolplayers #draw to the #nineball #forthewin @mikey_miscues #dayonehomie #love the way #hethinks #creativitycounts even our bad games are good 😊 I love the #cheese 🧀 #flytheW
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