Found July 24, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Yunel Escobar turned in what is easily one of the top defensive plays of the MLB’s 2013 campaign so far on Wednesday night as his Rays took on the Red Sox at Fenway.  Words can’t do the play justice, but check out the amazing behind the back glove flip which started a perfect double play during the bottom of the 4th inning. [Rays Index] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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