The video you see here is, if we’re being honest, one of the best catches of recent vintage. We’re going to see it again and again all season long because it is really quite amazing. My keyboard doesn’t have the correct characters to express the sound I made as I watched the play unfold live in the newsroom.
Seeing it over and over is certainly not a bad thing, but it is the number one reason we might as well award Adam Jones the Gold Glove right here and now.
That catch is one which lives long in the memory, as previously stated. Unfortunately, memory is all the Gold Glove voters go by. Never mind Jones lags in all the advanced defensive stats both this season and historically, he made a great catch!
To further bolster his Gold Glove case, Jones went out and made another highlight reel catch against the A’s last night. He added some bonus swagger to sway the voters, oozing nonchalance by blowing bubbles while tracking a deep drive.
“No biggie, just blowing bubbles as I range to the track to steal extra bases from Coco Crisp. Move along folks, nothing to see here.”
Got it! Is it my turn to hit now? I feel due for my annual base on balls!