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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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You’ve got an opinion on the Eric Hosmer play. Y’know, the one where he broke from third on a ground ball that didn’t get out of the infield grass and scored the tying run in the ninth inning of the World Series? Y’know, the one where if he would have been out, the game would have been over but he wasn’t and now the Royals are world champions? That’s the one. You’ve got an opinion on the Hosmer play, I’ve got an opinion on the Hosmer play, and even if you say you don’t have an opinion on the Hosmer play, well, that’s your opinion.

Zach Posted: November 03, 2015 at 07:34 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: eric hosmer, lucas duda, mets, royals

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Eric Hosmer shines as the Royals come from behind to beat Astros | The Kansas City Star

It certainly wasn’t pretty, except to Royals fans.

The pitch is a slider — another slider — and Hosmer is beat. Absolutely beat.

This pitch is way off the plate, but Hosmer is expecting a fastball, so by the time he recognizes the break it’s too late. He goes into what hitters call the emergency hack, with his rear end jutting back, shoulders lunging over the plate and those long arms throwing the head of the bat toward the ball. At the point of contact, Hosmer looks like he’s sitting on a toilet. It’s quite a scene.

“It was in our dugout,” Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas will say about Hosmer’s rear end.

Hosmer is fooled so badly on the pitch that the bat may never have even crossed the plate. But he does make contact, and the gods have kissed this baseball because it lands softly in the outfield away from any Astros fielders. A run scores. Kauffman Stadium explodes with joy.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 10, 2015 at 09:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, eric hosmer, royals

 

 

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