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Things You Want to Watch: Javier Baez Hits a Monster Bomb, Addison Russell Makes a Ridiculous Play

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Submitted for your enjoyment and debate: which of these plays is more impressive?


First, there’s Javier Baez hitting one so hard, so fast, and so far that the cameraman never even finds the ball:

Did you hear it? Yeah, I know the announcer must have said “pitch,” but I choose to believe he said, “He powdered that b*tch.” POWDERED it.

Second, there’s Addison Russell making one of the toughest defensive plays you’ll see:

Watching it develop, you’re just thinking, “No, there’s no way he can get this guy … there’s just no way … no way … NO WAAAAAY!”

So, which is more impressive? I think I have to go with Russell’s play, because it didn’t seem possible, whereas we know that Baez can hit baseballs 4,000 feet. Close call, though.



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.