Jose Reyes and Justin Turner do The Spotlight

Michael Baron was at last night’s game and took some outstanding photographs that he posting to Twitter in near real-time, including these two of Justin Turner and Jose Reyes:

It’s called “The Spotlight,” not, “The Claw,” according to recent interviews by Reyes and Turner, and based on what SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt told me this morning on text. From what I can gather, it’s based on The Claw done by the Rangers, which is based on a tradition started in the Dominican Winter Leagues, where a lot of Jose’s friends play in the off season. Reyes re-defined it as “The Spotlight,” because, well, he’s an awesome performer, i.e., he’d slide in to third off a triple, and shine the light on himself, which is awesome. I love it. That’s hilariously great.