This is extremely cool, beautiful, the type of poetry that seems to only happen in baseball. But that’s not what this blog is about. How dumb are the Dodgers pitching to Tatis today? You know it’s the anniversary. That video of Sr. going bridge twice in the same inning with the pond full of ducks both times goes viral every year. Now his son waltzes in and crushes two solo Johnsons right in your eyeball. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if he homered again before I post this blog. That’s what Tatises do on April 23rd in Dodger Stadium. To take it one more step, the MLB schedule makers have to factor 4/23 into Dodgers-Padres for at least the next 13 years. This has to be an annual game until Jr. is out of the league sometime 2035. Then when Fernando Tatis III makes his debut in 2046 we can start the tradition over again.
PS - That stutter step at third is what separates the showmen from the guys who just batflip because it’s safe now. Jazz Chisholm euro-stepped into home, now Tatis does the Charleston into the turn. I’m very excited to see how disrespectful these trots around the diamond can get.