Found April 02, 2013 on Sharapova's Thigh:
PLAYERS: Evan Longoria
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays and Orioles are currently opening up their seasons at Tropicana Field, and Rays star third baseman Evan Longoria is already making absolutely absurd plays at third base. After making a terrific play defensively in the top of the fifth, Longoria ended the inning with what is definitely the top web gem we've seen so far in the first two days of the MLB season. In GIF form via our buddy
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