2018-08-20 15:12:35.0
WATCH: Willson Contreras teaches catching, smacks BP homers at Wrigley Field
by Tony Crumpton
Senior Editor

Video Description: Getting to hang at Wrigley Field and play baseball with an All-Star major leaguer? Are you kidding?! Willson Contreras is *the* nicest guy, and it was great to spend time with him. After playing catch to get loose, he gave me some defensive tips behind the plate, and then we took batting practice. I came close to hitting a few balls out; he launched several moonshots deep into the bleachers . . . of course. He's a beast, and it was fun to talk baseball with him and experience his athleticism up close.

This video is sponsored by Gatorade and was made in conjunction with the Gatorade "Beat the Heat" program, which educates athletes across all sports about the importance of hydration during the hot, summer months. You can follow Gatorade on Twitter (@Gatorade) and Instagram (@gatorade).

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