Baseball, for the most part, is not a real dirty sport. Not like basketball…all that sweating. Or, football that includes sweating, grass stains, mud, rain, snow…a cornucopia of fine filth.
Sometimes, in order to get the job done, you have to “get your hands dirty” in order to get the job done. In the photo below, it is more than your hands, it’s the whole front of your nice clean uniform.
I particularly like the technique of holding one’s breath while sliding to help avoid the eventual face full of dust. Now for the unanswered question. Was he also gently breathing throw the nose to help dispel the intake of dust? Much like when one is at Cafe DuMonde in New Orleans enjoying a delicious plate of beignets.
But then again…I digress.