If you read this blog with any sort of regularity, you probably saw the quick piece on Billy Hamilton and his jaw droppingly horrific attempt to hit a baseball a couple days ago. To refresh your memory, Hamilton's swing looked more like an attempt to swipe a bee from a glass of ice tea without agitating it too much. Replays of this swing likely gave you five seconds of joy. Based on that swing, Hamilton's reign as worst swing of 2014 would surely be a long and unquestioned one. That was until Ron Washington put on the hit and run sign for Elvis Andrus last night. Look at this thing.
What in the Billy Hamilton is going on here? I credit Andrus for being so committed to his duty of executing the hit and run play but have to dock 100 total cool points for actually following through with the attempt. Even if Andrus had the leaping ability and arm extensions of Inspector Gadget, he's still probably not putting this ball in play. In the end, the runner did end up safely at second base and maybe Elvis's jump swing helped aid the offline throw but it also ranked Andrus neck-and-neck with pencil necked Billy Hamilton for the #1 worst swing of 2014.