Just look at that ball go. Photo by Keith Allison.
I was at Target Field, watching a game with my wife. We had fantastic seats and I could get a great look at each player as they came up to bat.
When Salvador Perez walked up to bat, I leaned over and said, “You can just tell that there is more power in those haunches.”
That’s an odd statement out of context and perhaps a strange one even within context. I regret sharing that with you, and I regret further that I leaned the wrong direction and said that not to my wife, but to the older woman sitting next to me.
OK, I made that last part up, but it would’ve been funny to see the look on a stranger’s face if you’d begin to talk to them about how strong the 6’3″, 245 pound Sal Perez looks through his seat and thighs.
haunch |hônCH, hänCH| noun a buttock and thigh considered together, in a human or animal. • the leg and loin of an animal, such as a deer, as food: haunch of caribou meat.
Perez is a not-quite-unique hitter and we need to