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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.’s Jordan Bastian put together some screengrabs to properly document Eaton’s bubble-blowing display of power.

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’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.