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Download Omar Vizquel: The Man with the Golden Glove by Dennis Manoloff, Rob Rains PDF

By Dennis Manoloff, Rob Rains

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During the game, Omar adjusts that positioning based on little things he picks up from the batters and pitchers. A right-handed batter might have changed his stance and approach because two runners are on instead of none, and the Indians pitcher might be getting tired, meaning his pitches aren't as sharp and are easier to pull. So Omar might move a few steps deeper and into the hole more than he planned. The adjustments happen all the time, which is why Omar rarely looks surprised by anything that Page 67 happens on the field.

They were two outs from their first world title since 1948. But the Marlins rallied to tie the game and won it two innings later. Omar and his teammates did not know what to think or feel. "Disbelief" was the word Omar used. "We were right there," he said. If the Indians had won, Omar's defensive play in Game 6 would have been talked about forever in Page 53 Cleveland. With Marlins' runners on second and third and the Indians protecting a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning, he made a full-extension dive into the hole to snare a smash by catcher Charles Johnson.

Davis used to provide him with a script, but the shortstop was having too much fun to follow it. Page 16 Now the show goes wherever Omar takes it. Omar actually enjoys signing autographs, even if it means his wrist hurts afterwards. When rows and rows of fans are packed against the railing down the third-base line in Jacobs Field, it can only mean Omar is signing. Away from the ballpark, Omar autographs more than baseball-related items. An artist, Omar has become more and more serious about his paintings.

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