As has been highlighted on this blog more than once, Yoenis Cespedes loves to blow routine plays and turn them into something spectacular. The first two such occasions involved Cespedes tip-toeing after a ball as though he were avoiding waking it from slumber, letting it roll by him and then chasing after it, picking it up and throwing a rocket that improbably nailed a base runner. While Friday’s rendition did not share the uncanny similarity of the first two plays, it followed a comparable script: Yoenis kicks easy play, picks up ball, makes tough throw to nab runner:

Let’s not underrate that stretch and pick by your boy, Andy Parrino, at second base. (Parrino is yet another product from baseball-powerhouse Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. [Initially I meant that sarcastically, but in the interest of fairness, Parrino is one of like five guys who attended Le Moyne that made it to the Bigs, including the former All-Star, Tom Browning.])

You really have to feel for the Orioles’ Caleb Joseph, who did everything right on the base paths and still got thrown out by the off-balance, “I-coulda-been-a-third-baseman-too” effort by Cespedes.

Between the raw power, incredible throwing arm, and flair for the dramatic, there is a case to be made for Cespedes being one of the most exciting players in baseball. Though perhaps if you asked some A’s fans, “exciting” can have connotations both good and bad (see: Owen Watson’s “The Evolution of Yoenis Cespedes“). At this point it only seems fair to attribute these plays to some inexplicable and unique force, something akin to “Manny Being Manny.” I hereby submit, “Yoenis, You’re Yoenis.”

I really hope these plays never stop happening. I have a feeling I need not be concerned.