For years I have been thinking, then eventually sharing with others, how incredibly odd Hunter Pence is. Not personality wise, but just every movement he makes on a baseball diamond is odd, quirky, and flat out well...just different. In being a good sport about it, Pence makes fun of his peculiar ways in a recent video where he is teaching kids to play the game of baseball like him. It is quite funny, and baseball fans will thoroughly enjoy it. Here it is.
I said back in July when Kevin Durant rocked the NBA world with his trade request, that he "showed us who he was". It wasn't a negative comment, but one that encompasses his entire career being a product of our current sport climate - success and focus on legacy. We emphasize the value of a career on rings, and thus, Durant has too. Why wouldn't he?! Upon waking up and realizing that Durant will don the purple and orange for the Phoenix Suns in what is clearly now a team to watch come the NBA Playoffs, I find myself further pondering if Kevin Durant is the prime result of what we - yes, us! - have done to the modern athlete. Today, Durant is one of the greatest basketball players I've ever seen. EVER. The dude is rare. He's a seven-foot magician which makes defending him even more difficult based on how damn efficient he is on the basketball court. It's downright poetic and beautiful to watch Durant play. And yes, I'm romanticizing his game. I belie