Found May 29, 2013 on FatManWriting:
One of if not the coolest play for a team on offense has to be the home run. There is just something about being able to stand there and slowly jog to first as you watch the ball head into the stands. Of course when it comes to defense the coolest play has to be stealing a home run by making the last second grab before it clears the fence. Like Minnesota's Aaron Hicks did to Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez Tuesday night. Your browser does not support iframes.
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