A GIF and a Tune: Elvis Andrus and Gloria Estefan

I believe it was Winston Churchill — or Oprah — that said “Some dreams live on in time forever. Those dreams, you want with all your heart.”

It is true — a tale as old as the game itself, really — that young boys and girls have shared dreams of growing big and tomahawking pitchouts four feet outside the zone in order to distract the catcher into horking the throw to second base. Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had such dreams as a child. And for this dream, Andrus will reach. Some days are meant to be remembered, indeed.

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(h/t to Grant Brisbee)




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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RunTeddyRun
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RunTeddyRun
2 years 4 months ago

I’ve always, always wanted to see a batter with two strikes recognize an incoming pitch as wild, intentionally swing away for strike three, and make it to first base. Elvis was so close!

bluetuzo
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bluetuzo
2 years 4 months ago

Lets give a hand to the fellow who enters from stage right at the end of the gif-cycle, who pretends he had a dream that he would pretend to have the ball when he actually didn’t…

FirstBleed
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FirstBleed
2 years 4 months ago

Hahah I think that is Eric Sogard!

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