Need a sign that something special might be happening in Kansas City? After recording the final out on Monday night, Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson capped his team's 3-2 win over the A's with an Ozzie Smith-esque back flip.
(GIF via @FlyByKnite)
"I told the boys I'm going to back flip on the third out. So they were waiting on it so I couldn't let them down," Dyson said during a postgame interview with MLB Network. "Man, I've been flipping since I was about 5. My brothers, they all came up flipping and they taught me how to flip and it went from there."
The Royals began the second half of the season with a four-game losing streak. But since July 21, the Royals have gone 16-3 while the Detroit Tigers have struggled mightily. With their win on Monday night combined with a Tigers loss, the Royals have taken over first place in the AL Central by a half game.
From 8.0 games out on July 21 to first place on August 11! #Royals win 3-2!
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 12, 2014
We might as well watch an iconic Ozzie Smith flip now.