Steven Duggar was recently called up by the San Francisco Giants and he has made an immediate impact to start off his Major League career.
He’s hitting the ball to all fields, he’s catching everything that Gorkys Hernandez doesn’t steal from him, and he’s incredibly fast. The San Francisco Giants could be set in center field for a while.
Steven Duggar has injected some much-needed excitement into a dugout chalked full of even-keeled veterans.
Let’s be real, the San Francisco Giants do not play a very exciting brand of baseball, but with Steven Duggar’s skills added to the fold, they now have a player that can propel them into the “below average excitement” stratosphere.
Since getting called up to the San Francisco Giants, Duggar is hitting .286, and 5 of his 8 hits have been doubles. Mike Krukow even started calling him “the Doubles Machine” — wow, Kruk, what an incredibly creative nickname. Couldn’t have thought of a better one myself.
Nicknames aside, Duggar has provided a spark at the top of the batting order and is ushering in the next wave of homegrown Giants talent. And he looks good in the uniform.
Look at him:
What a stud.
Steven Duggar is exciting. I keep saying that, but I’m excited about him. However, Steven Duggar does a very weird thing. I noticed this the other night and I have been obsessing over it. When Steven Duggar is at the plate, he interlocks his left pinky with his right index finger. That is weird. What is that?
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In an attempt to figure it out, I went ahead and grabbed my Omaha Gold (which is not a euphemism) that I still have from my playing days. Interlocked my pinky and ring finger and took some hacks. My conclusion was: “This is weird”.
I could not figure out for the life of me what the benefit was of doing this. I remember once I was mini golfing with my dad and he told me to do that with my fingers while putting. He said that’s what golfers did. I did not do it because I thought it was dumb and weird.
Here were a couple of other theories:
- He does that because it will make his bat slightly longer, but he will not have the added weight of a longer bat.
- He is in the Illuminati and this is an Illuminati hand signal that I am not aware of yet. Steven Duggar is in the Illuminati.
- It just feels good.
I finally concluded that he must do this in order to keep both hands on his bat on his follow through. Having his fingers interlocked forces him to complete his follow through and not take his top hand off the bat too early.
That’s the only logical reason, right? I have no idea. I do know that if Duggar keeps playing the way he’s been playing, he will be invited to join the Illuminati in no time.