Ah yes, the scorpion slide; an act so hideous and pathetic that it has come to epitomize the Kangaroo Court. And what better player to show off his stinger during Game 3 of the NLCS than everyone’s favorite role-player on the Brewers (no, surprisingly it’s not Craig Counsell), Mark Kotsay.
With runners on first and second and one out in the top of the first, Prince Fielder laced a slicing line-drive into the left-center gap that was hauled in by Jon Jay, who fired to second base to double-off the overly aggressive Kotsay. Now, I know that these days Kotsay is far removed from everyday-player status, so it’s probably been some time since he last busted out a headfirst slide. Combine that with the steady rainfall throughout the game, and it’s no surprise that Kotsay scorpion-ed on Wednesday night.
Since I’m unfamiliar with the presence of Kangaroo Court during the postseason, I thought that it’d only be appropriate to take the matter into my own hands. So, I gave Mark Kotsay’s scorpion the GIF treatment: