Javier Baez spent some quality time with Drew Brees and the rest of the Brees household at Petco Park. (Credit: @Saints on Twitter)
Javier Baez spent some quality time with Drew Brees and the rest of the Brees household at Petco Park. (Credit: @Saints on Twitter)

LOOK: Javier Baez hangs out with Drew Brees' family, receives signed Saints helmet


by - Senior Writer -

SAN DIEGO — After hanging out with recently retired New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Brees' wife and kids, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez received a nice gift from the future Pro Football Hall of Famer. Baez shared on his Instagram story a picture of a Saints helmet signed by Brees, who also included a heartfelt message.

"To Javy 'El Mago' — Thank you for inspiring my son!"

Evidently, one of Brees' sons is a big fan of Baez's, donning a No. 9 Baez jersey while wearing a No. 9 pendant around his neck and sweet shades similar to ones Baez often wears while posing for a group photo with Javy. Baez gifted the young man a signed bat and was given a signed helmet from Brees, a fellow No. 9, in return.

The Brees family was in attendance at Petco Park during the Cubs-Padres series, leading to a series of nice gestures between two great athletes. While Brees, who also played for the San Diego Chargers in his NFL career, wore a San Diego Padres jersey, several of his kids sported Cubs gear, and Baez presented them with baseballs as souvenirs.

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