You might not recognize the man covering first in those hideous black-and-brick red pinstripes, certainly not from that angle and that far away. The guy Pearce overthrew might be this year’s AL MVP.
In the ALDS, he single-handedly dismantled the Boston Red Sox and nobody seemed surprised.
It’s the ugliest, clumsiest, most slapstick thing MLB’s seen in the past decade.
Two years later, he just up and decided to start walking and hitting for power, and now he’s one of the best hitters in baseball.