Originally written July 23, 2012 on Crown Crazed:
Alcides Escobar continues to show up that maybe, just maybe, Kevin Seitzer knows what he's doing. Over the past few weeks it seems like there's been a tug of war match between Escobar and future hall-of-famer Derel Jeter for top batting average among short stops. At the moment there is a stalemate between the two, both being at .311, however Alcides is in the top 10 in BA in the American League while Jeter didn't make the list. It's also no surprise that the Venezuelan born short stop is gold glove worthy. In the Saturday showdown against the Twins in which both teams payed homage to the Negro Leagues sporting 1920 KC Monarchs uniforms for the Royals while the Twins rocked 1909 St. Paul Colored Gophers, with a man on first, a ground ball was struck to Escobar who was playing slightly right of second, he scooped it on the run, stumbled on his way to second, stepped on the bag, the jumped and awkwardly threw to first to complete the double play. Overall, I'd say mo...
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