Sunday, June 22, 2008

Alfredo Amezaga's Amazing Play in the Mexican League

There was a lot of hype about Amazin' Amezaga's famous play in the Mexican League two years ago. The hype, of course, was perpetrated by staunch advocates Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton. I expected something underwhelming, disappointing even.

Then I saw it. Wow! For your enjoyment, here is the play (it's a little hard to see, but I think you can make it out):

Was that incredible or what?


Frank A said...

It's a damn shame that Amezaga couldn't hit the side of a barn because he is, in my opinion, our best defender.

The guy can play any position and play it well. That's in addition to the fact that he is a speedy little guy. If he could only hit, he would be a lock as a starter at CF for a long time.

I hope the Marlins keep him around for a while just based on his ability to be that "utility" guy. Even though he makes me want to break things when he is at bat, I still like the guy. He displays such heart and effort in everything he does on the field.

A lot of guys should take a page from his book (not any pages that involve any hitting tips -- those should be skipped).

Stanley C. said...

that play was alright, i guess... NOT. wowee! what a play. that's one of those that you practice in your sleep, but never on the field. you don't prepare to do that, you just do it. great find, thanks AS.

Jay Warman said...

As a former baseball and current beer league softball shortstop I imust say ...

That is friggin unbelieveable.