Adam Eaton hits go-ahead grand slam while blowing bubble (pics/vid)
Adam Eaton’s first career grand slam in the ninth inning on Wednesday night at Progressive Field not only turned a 7-6 Chicago White Sox deficit into a 10-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians, it came with an undeniable stylistic flair.
How? The outfielder delivered the tide-turning round-tripper while blowing a bubble.
ICYMI: @AdamSpankyEaton had a grand bubble last night: https://t.co/aR3qiIi9nXhttps://t.co/OttZmjlXk4
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 18, 2016
MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian put together some screengrabs to properly document Eaton’s bubble-blowing display of power.
Adam Eaton was blowing a bubble at the moment he hit the grand slam off Cody Allen. pic.twitter.com/LRPln76nGo
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 18, 2016
Eaton said after the victory — one that ended the ChiSox’s seven-game losing streak to the Indians — that he wasn’t even aware of his at-bat sideshow, which really isn’t all that surprising in light of the concentration inherent to putting bat to ball.
“I heard that. I didn’t know that,” Eaton told MLB.com’s Scott Merkin, via Cut4. “I think I was so flustered about my swing before, I was just trying to make contact, not to look really stupid, and apparently I blew a bubble. I’m all right with that.
“Sometimes you do some things you’re not thinking about, and mine must be blowing a bubble, so we’ll take it.”
While Eaton’s bubble-blowing was indeed impressive, it’s probably not something he should consciously try to do in future at-bats. Doing so probably would screw up his timing far more than it would help any potential mojo.