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As a fan of the Astros, I appreciate pieces about any of their players. However, I think it is a little disingenuous to use that clip of Altuve to make your point that he used to have a tendency to be a little “free-swinging”. Taken out of context, it is a hilarious example of baseball oddities, but in the actual game it was a hit-and-run situation where he was trying to protect the runner by any means necessary (in this case, a jumping tomahawk swing). In the gif, you can actually see the catcher rising up to make a throw on a runner (or perhaps it was just a throw out/up that took advantage of Altuve’s stature). Just thought I would make the point that Altuve was never just some hacker that decided to swing before the ball was out of the pitcher’s hand.

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