When baseball moves on the ground in such a way that it seems to rotate past a quarterback who closes on it, the terminology is that the dough puts "a little English on it". But the way the second twin founder, Louis Araez, hit that ball to the White Sox third baseman, John Moncada, would probably best be described as a little English, Spanish and even a dash of French on him.
This is actually the second time in just over two weeks that such an incredible manifestation of physics has happened on a baseball diamond. The last sorcerer was Cardinal short Paul DeJong, who on September 3 pulled something similar against the Giants in a way that froze the entire port of San Francisco. Even Giants manager Bruce Bochi, who has watched a lot of baseball throughout his 24-year career as a skipper, made a pretty damn impression.
"I've seen it, but not to this extent," Bochi said. "It was incredible. You can't do this on a pool table. "
Speaking of magic, the magic number for the Twins, who will officially acquire Central AL, is now eight after this 5-3 win over the White Sox.
h / t Andrew