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GIF: Hank Conger's rather brilliant slide

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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It's not often in this, our baseball that a catcher is the author and finisher of some base-running artfulness, but consider Angels backstop Hank Conger to be a glorious exception. In the sixth inning against the Royals on Saturday night -- an eventual 7-4 win for KC in extras -- Conger stretched a single into a double thanks in part to the forthcoming Slide of Maximum Aesthetic Pleasure ...

Excelsior, Mr. Conger! Excelsior! Safe was the call on the field, and safe was the call upon official review of action-news Betamax footage.

As though we needed another reason to encourage feet-first sliding among the impressionable youth of this fair land ...

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