Originally posted on The Flagrant Fan  |  Last updated 5/1/13

After hitting 42 homers in 2012 and finishing April with nine more, it is pretty apparent that Edwin Encarnacion has arrived as an elite power hitter in Major League Baseball. And Mr. Encarnacion does not hit little cheap shots either. He crushes baseballs. He hit two in last night's game that were just crushed. But I noticed something unique in his home run trot. While he was circling the bases, he puts his right arm in a stationary position. I am not sure how how Major League pitchers feel about his trot, but they sure look fun. Here is what I am talking about. Here is one of the homers. Watch him as he rounds second and heads to third. Gosh, that ball was crushed! Here is the other one and he does it again on the second homer. I could not embed these so you have the link instead. Have you ever seen anyone do that before? I have not. I am sure that someone has asked Edwin about the move, but until I find it, all I can do is speculate about what he is doing. Here are my guesses: He is taking his Blue Jays' teammates on a pony ride. He is strolling with his lady friend around the bases. Hitting homers is like leaning at the bar of his favorite Toronto pub. He is making sure his armpits are aired out before he gets greeted by his teammates. He is walking the dog and the pitcher was his dog. Hitting home runs is like square dancing. The game is so easy for him that his arm is resting up on his easy chair. He needs the aerodynamics to keep making left turns. He is warding off bad mojo from glaring outfielders. He is waiting for a hawk to land on his arm. Hitting homers is like being a passenger in a car with the window down. Do you have any more ideas? Or maybe you have read an article about it. Whatever Encarnacion is doing, it is kind of cool and different. One thing is also sure: Edwin Encarnacion has become one hitter I would gladly pay to see hit again and again.

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