Eric has made the news recently because of the injury he suffered at second base during an interleague game against the Brewers. The team had just hit Casey McGehee with a retaliatory pitch which put him on first. The next ball of course was hit to the second baseman who threw over to Aybar who was covering the bag. McGehee slide late and right into Aybar’s knee taking him out. It was a legal play, and also a way to make the pitcher pay for hitting you.
This picture was taken this season as Eric was applying the tag to A.J. Pierzynski at second base. It is eerily similar to the play that cost him some time this year so I thought I would keep it as his picture on the card.