Anatomy of a Play

In case you missed the Brewers game yesterday (and I am guessing you probably did), Alcides Escobar made probably the best play I have seen all year. I described it on twitter as "alcides with a play jj is incapable of dreaming about" and later Al's Ramblings said basically the same thing (I would link to the post but Al has a terrible CMS that won't allow it). If you didn't see it or just want to watch it again, here it is.

Whenever you see a play like that you are awestruck and filled with questions. How did he do that? What was going through his mind on the play? Well, luckily for you I have the upgraded version of MLB.tv which includes a new feature called mind reading which I have transcribed for your enjoyment.

alcides escobar Keep on with the force don't stop, don't stop til you get it up.
Keep on with the force don't stop, don't stop til you get it up.
alcides escobar Wait, is it "get it up" or "get enough"? I'll have to ask Mike about that later. It's weird that he was around back then, ya know? That song came out in 1979 and he was six. I wasn't even born til 6 years later. Yet here I am, singing it in my head during a baseball game.
Rusty Ryal steps up to the plate.
alcides escobar I wonder what Mike was like in the 80s. I bet he had a jheri curl and he wore a Daryl Strawberry jersey with a huge gold chain and then Michael Jackson's coat from Thriller over it.
Strike One
alcides escobar He probably hit puberty when he was like 10 and has looked the same ever since.
Strike two
alcides escobar What is the deal with that guy in the stands wearing the Packers jersey with the Diamondbacks hat? What message is he trying to send out? "Ladies, don't ever sleep with me"? I think it's working.
Ball One
alcides escobar Imagine someone showing up to a World Cup game in an NFL jersey. They'd have so many bags of urine thrown at them, man, I don't even want to think about it. That sh*t wouldn't fly in Venezuela.
FOUL BALL
alcides escobar Why is JJ staring at me like that? He's looking at me like I stole his dog or something. I DON'T HAVE YOUR DOG JJ.WHY ARE YOU STARING AT ME LIKE THAT?
WEB GEM
alcides escobar Oh yeah. That's why.

/shrugs

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7 comments on “Anatomy of a Play

  1. Anonymous on said:

    Now thats funny!!

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  3. Anonymous on said:

    Definitely funny stuff, was a great play, but not necessarily Play of the Year, at least it hasn’t been since Derek Jeter patented it 13 years ago…

  4. Anonymous on said:

    sorry other random drunk… all Jeter’s got is a new yankees hit record, a bunch of free razors and this: http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/derek_jeter_makes_easy_play

  5. Anonymous on said:

    Jeter can’t even dream of making play. Jeter has never had at any time in his life the range or arm strength of Alcides Escobar.

  6. Anonymous on said:

    Great play, but not spectacular.

  7. Anonymous on said:

    What makes this the play of the year is its difficulty. It might not be spectacular to watch but it’s definitely impossible for 99% of the shortstops in the league to accomplish.

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