Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo is affectionately known as La Tortuga, but anyone familiar with Aesop knows that slow and steady wins the race. He willed himself first-to-home on a double last night against the Yankees and looked flat-out awesome while doing it. Helmet off, wind flopping in the air, gasping for air. It was the picture of a man young, wild, and free.
Of course, the 270-foot sprint took it out of our fearless hero.
It’s rare we get to see the complete embodiment of a beer league softball player in the majors. Let’s savor it.