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View from the Catwalk: Houdini Hech

Rays use the power of UUFF to get back in the win column

The Rays were able to bounce back a day after giving up two touchdowns and a field goal to Baltimore with a win to kick off this series with the Royals.

The deciding run in the game was a beautiful mess. it had it all:

  • A base hit sharpley to an OF with a very strong arm
  • Running through a stop sign
  • Ball beating the runner by a country mile
  • A ridiculously silly dodge and tag

Adeiny Hechavarria’s stutter pause with his hands was my favorite little mind game. In less than a second, it was Hech vs Perez in a guessing game.

I’m going to go right, but you think I’m going to go right so I will go left. But you know that I know that you know that I will go left because I would go right.

Salvador Perez fell victim fell victim to one of the classic blunders – the most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this:

Never go in against Hechavarria when the game is on the line!

Cut4 tweeted out a side by side with Hech vs Ichiro in a battle of the ballerina home plate finishes:

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