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Miguel Cabrera's fantastic plate coverage

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Earlier this spring, Drew Sheppard created a layered animated GIF of Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish's pitching delivery. This type of GIF has become something of a meme on baseball sites. The latest to get the layered GIF treatment is Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera hit for the Triple Crown last year (led the league in batting average, RBIs, and home runs) and is trying to do it again this year. Sheppard put together this GIF to show "Cabrera's impressive all fields hitting and ability to cover the full strike zone with power":

As the image plainly shows, Cabrera can launch home runs from anywhere...even a pitch that's almost a foot off the plate. Are they showing is stuff on SportsCenter yet? Can only be a matter of time. (thx, david)

Going... going... gone! Watch Miguel Cabrera's crazy plate coverage as a layered animated GIF

Tags: baseball   Drew Sheppard   Miguel Cabrera   sports
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mjo59
3368 days ago
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Awesome.
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jhamill
3368 days ago
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FanGraphs make some excellent GIFs.
California
anthonylatta
3368 days ago
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This is cool
Washington, DC
digdoug
3368 days ago
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These things are friggin' awesome. (the gifs. I have no strong feelings about Cabrera)
Louisville, KY

All shootings aren't created equal?

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American tragedies don't occur on the southside of Chicago or the New Orleans 9th Ward. They don't occur where inner city high school kids shoot into school buses or someone shoots at a 10-year old's birthday party in New Orleans. Or Gary, Indiana. Or Compton. Or Newport News.

David Dennis asks (and answers) a compelling question: Why isn't the New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting a national tragedy?

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mjo59
3379 days ago
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Sad but so true...
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