The K Zone

May 28, 2014

GIF of a bad Nori Aoki swing

Royals outfielder Nori Aoki hit the deck after swinging the bat during Wednesday’s loss to the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium.

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Andy McCullough blogs about the Royals and baseball

The Royals’ hitters are having a really tough time these days.

Perhaps this GIF of Nori Aoki swinging and falling to the ground during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 9-3 loss to the Astros is a perfect example of bad things have gone.

Aoki later walked in this plate appearance, but this was one ugly swing.

It prompted one of the Astros announcers to say: “Oh my goodness, what in the world? Is he OK? …

“What’s the thought when you’re belly down right there?”

To which the other Houston announcer said: “That’s a swing you don’t see everyday in the big leagues.”

To which Royals fans everywhere said: “Sigh.”

Here’s the GIF, which comes from video at

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