Roberto Alomar's brilliance still on display 

December, 2, 2009
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You say you are young, and didn't see Roberto Alomar play?

No problem. You get a chance to witness the brilliance of Roberto Alomar just about every night on a major league baseball field, when infielders make plays that Alomar all but invented and popularized.

Getty ImagesAlomar's brilliance in the field is, in some ways, still on display today.
A shortstop, like John McDonald, goes to his right to glove a ball and suddenly slides to a stop -- like he's slamming on the brakes -- and then pops up and throws to first base, cutting down the runner. That's Roberto Alomar. Some longtime scouts say they can't remember anybody playing in this style until Alomar came along.