The A's turned the most exhilarating double play you've ever seen
Life in the age of social media can feel like an emotional roller coaster. From the highs of a cute cat video to the lows of someone you long admired expressing an unfortunate opinion, there's just always something demanding you feel strongly about it.
In that context, watching the double play the A's turned on Sunday afternoon against the Blue Jays is an all-too-familiar experience. The difference? What you're about to watch is anything but familiar.
Wait … WHAT? 😳 pic.twitter.com/HAJAnjdJ9A— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2019
From Laureano robbing a home run to having too much arm strength, Justin Smoak was just like the rest of us in that he couldn't figure out quite what was happening in real time. The only difference being that he was on the field in front of an audience while we're just looking at a screen while the gears in our heads turn.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.