Alex Gordon got up close and personal with the left-field fence this afternoon in Detroit. Love comes in all shapes and sizes, so we shouldn’t judge him for his unconventional choice. But we can say that particular form of intimate contact looks like it would hurt.
Gordon was able to hang onto Victor Martinez’s deep drive despite the collision. His Kansas City Royals lost to the Tigers, though, so one wonders if he’d just play it off the wall for a long single if given the opportunity to do it again.