Joey Gathright Will Jump Over Pitchers, Cars With Ease

3/25/08 in MLB   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect



Joey Gathright may not be known as an exceptional hitter, but the Royals outfielder is one thing above all else: a tremendous athlete.

After the Royals starting center fielder David DeJesus went down with an injury, Gathright stepped into his place and knocked down three hits (amazing by itself), one of which came in quite spectacular fashion. Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda stood in his way trying to retrieve the baseball, so Joey just went ahead and jumped over him.

The last time Gathright displayed his leaping ability ... jumping over a car several years ago in a random parking lot. Yes, Joey, you are the man.
 
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3/25/08   |   staffbb43   |   3 respect

joey does have quite the vertical....as a royals fan, would much rather see him in the outfield then dejesus....david struggles mightily against the lefties, and gathright is fast enough he could probably play all 3 outfield positions by himself (10/10 in SB this spring i believe)

3/25/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Boski93 wrote:

Impressive, but still not the greatest athletic feet done in a Royals uniform. I am still going with Bo Jackson run up a wall at old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore back in the day. Now if he does that over Randy Johnson then he take the top spot.

 

 

It is still pretty damn cool.

3/25/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Impressive, but still not the greatest athletic feet done in a Royals uniform. I am still going with Bo Jackson run up a wall at old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore back in the day. Now if he does that over Randy Johnson then he take the top spot.