There was artistry at work in major league baseball on Tuesday. Sure, there were the diving-and-landing-on-your-belly grabs of Padres outfielder Ryan Ludwick and Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. And Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon’s nightly diving-into-the-hole-to-turn-a-double-play.
But for the true art lovers among us, Tuesday was a special day. A day when major league outfielders performed their best grand sissone ouvertes and grand jete en avants. That’s French for super fantastic ballet leaps where the dancer goes high in the air, lands on one leg, keeps his balance and prepares for the next move.