Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon, a left-handed hitter, who is therefore supposed to have more trouble with left-handed pitching, is hitting .645 against lefties this year.
That’s no typo. The first digit is a six. He’s 20 for 31.
In his case it’s not surprising that he hits for a better average against lefties. He actually is atypical in that over the course of his career he has batted .312 against lefties and only .305 against right handers, but that’s just a seven point differential, while .645 is herculean!
(NOTE: Blackmon does have a higher career OPS against right-handers, but not by very much.)
An amazing play, not just for the sheer speed and anticipation involved, but also for his field sense in knowing that the right fielder couldn’t quite get to the ball, and then his body control in managing to avoid a collision with him.
This is from Stardom (2000). I keep hoping that the filmmakers will release that B&W “film within a film” from Stardom in which she does full frontal nudity. It is digitally blurred in the existing release. Of course it is also designed to look like a low-tech cam, but any unblurred release would be great. The original color footage in HD, if it exists, would be even better. It may well exist, since the B&W segues directly and seamlessly into the very frame you see here. The premise is this: As she realizes she is being filmed naked, the POV switches back from the “film within a film” to the action which was being filmed, and we see her angrily addressing the videographer.