WATCH: Baez makes ridiculous attempt at catching line drive
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico,
(Arlington County Day HS)
Years Played: 2016 - 2018
MILWAUKEE — Always a showman, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez made a melodramatic effort at catching a line drive hit over his head in the second inning of the Cubs' game with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee's first hit of the game came on a liner to right-center by Hernan Perez in the bottom of the second. Smacked over the head of Baez, who was standing between first base and second base at the time, the hit was a routine single that Baez had no chance of catching.
However, perhaps as an attempt at showcasing just how much effort he puts into playing the game, as if there has ever been any doubt that it is a lot, Baez leaped as high as possible and swatted at the baseball when it was several feet over his head.
Of course, Baez swatted nothing but air and did not affect the trajectory of the baseball whatsoever, but the energetic second baseman was not fazed.
No one seems to love playing baseball more than Baez, and, although he is an intense competitor, he never shies away from having fun while competing.