Check out this old video of Brandon Crawford showing off his arsenal of sweet trick plays
There's a false dichotomy that exists where some people think that one cannot have both style and substance. To those, we say this:
Back when the Giants' shortstop was still in Double-A, a local news affiliate in Richmond, Va., profiled his unique flair on the infield dirt -- specifically, his incredible arsenal of Harlem Globetrotters-esque trick plays:
As graceful as Misty Copeland, Crawford showed that great defensive plays can have a charming aesthetic flair to them as well.
And, lest you think this is all solely for fun, Crawford explained that this is real baseball work:
"There are times where you might need to use it, every once in a while. And I don't think it's a bad thing, necessarily, that I practice it."
Wouldn't you know it, he was right:
Will he pull of one of those incredible plays during the Giants' NLDS Game 1 matchup against the Cubs? Find out at 9 p.m. ET on FS1 on Friday when the two teams begin their series.