Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Check this out. Kansas City outfielder Joey Gathright hurdles the pitcher on his way to first base. In a spring training game, no less. This guy must be tremendous fun to watch; he's supposedly the best pure athlete in the league. He has absolutely no power--he's a Mickey Rivers-type slap-hitter who gets a lot of infield singles, and he doesn't walk enough for a good on-base percentage. But he's a fine fourth outfielder, since he's good in the field and can handle playing center, and he shows every sign of improving, since he's still young. They also say he's getting better at stealing bases, and having even one scary-fast guy on your team can create a lot of havoc.

Here's the famous video of Gathright jumping over cars.

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