Edwin Encarnacion Status Update: Still a T-Rex

It was recently brought to the attention of the author that Blue Jays hitmaker Edwin Encarnacion might bear more than passing resemblance to a certain, presumably extinct, predatory theropod.

Upon brief inspection by the author himself of some extant video footage, said resemblance was rendered unavoidable — both for that same author and, it should be noted, for the entirety of the NotGraphs readership.

For the sort of reader who’s always looking for more on developing stories as they develop, I’ve embedded some video footage from this afternoon’s Tigers-Blue Jays game (box) — during which game the aforementioned Encarnacion hit a fourth-inning home run and during which he also, once again, affected the posture of what we can only presume are his earliest ancestors.

Ah-hrm:




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DJ
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DJ
3 years 10 months ago

“He extends a stiff right arm and holds it aloft during home run trots, like a frozen chicken wing. “I did it one time and my teammates liked it, so I continue to do it.””

http://www.daylife.com/quote/0a4DdYydeJ1Cp?__site=daylife&q=Edwin+Encarnacion

Hugh Briss
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Hugh Briss
3 years 10 months ago

Jeffrey Leonard, “It ain’t nothin’.”

Greg W
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3 years 10 months ago

He’s waiting on a high five from Jesus, as he rounds first base. You know, just in case Jesus is really impressed with the distance of a particular home run. Though, since Jesus wasn’t impressed with the bomb he hit to the restaurant above centre field, I doubt he’ll be showing up any time soon.

Mr. Smooth
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Mr. Smooth
3 years 10 months ago

In reality, what he’s doing is elevating his arm in an attempt to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Marshall
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Marshall
3 years 10 months ago

Uncanny (presumed) resemblance! As for another dinosaur-disguised-as-ballplayer, Alfonso Soriano has always reminded me of a velociraptor.

Fletch
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Fletch
3 years 9 months ago

Wrong sport, but I also thought Chris Bosh might in fact BE a velociraptor. Too bad he left the Raptors to go play in Miami…..

Aaron55
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Aaron55
3 years 10 months ago

If pitchers could reman stll and silent, he’d have no chance

everdiso
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everdiso
3 years 10 months ago

you have to start that gif little earlier, as he’s running normally to first….and then show him raising his arm into the wing position as soon as the ball actually leaves the park.

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