Alcides Escobar and Andrelton Simmons are two of the best defensive shortstops in the league, and are always worth watching simply because great shortstop play is one of the finer things baseball has to offer. During last night’s game between the Royals and Angels, both players robbed each other of hits with gorgeous…
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar can do a lot of cool things in the field, and last night he turned in his first stunner of this season.
The thing to remember is that all baseball players are large babies.
Alcides Escobar, who just finished absolutely demolishing the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS, continued his torrid hitting by leading off the bottom of the first with an inside-the-park home run on the first pitch he saw. Sure he had a lot of help from the bumbling Mets outfield, but that’s pretty damn impressive.
The Kansas City Royals are headed back to the World Series after beating the Blue Jays last night. Jose Bautista was tremendous, hitting two monster homers, but Lorenzo Cain scored in the bottom of the eighth off of a Eric Hosmer single. It was an illustrative breakdown of the two team’s styles: Toronto scored all…
Alcides Escobar made one of the quickest and most impressive double plays of the season with this leaping catch. It’s currently tied 0-0 in the second.
There is something very fun and pleasing about how the defensive tools are reversed on this play, with Omar Infante throwing the ball with his glove and Alcides Escobar catching it with his hand. It’s supposed to be the other way around, guys!
During yesterday’s rain delay at the scheduled Angels-Red Sox game, ESPN threw to a live version of SportsCenter, which is always fun for the chaos a live, highly produced news show always produces. But instead of bad jokes and dead air, the show was basically just a bunch of Alcides Escobar highlights. So let’s look…
Brett Lawrie sprained Alcides Escobar’s knee with a hard slide Friday night, but did he apologize for it?
Alcides Escobar diagnosed with a knee injury after leaving tonight’s game following this force play.
Watch how the Royals score a run here by executing a double steal to perfection. All because Alcides Escobar dekes Yan Gomes's tag by hitting the deck. Exactly how it was planned.
A movement is afoot. Hotshot Brewers prospect Alcides Escobar's ex-wife emailed us for Melissa Lima's contact info to involve her in an online petition about deadbeat major league ballplayers. Welcome to Jezespin.