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Wake Up and Watch Javier Baez Introduce Himself with a Game-Winning Homer (VIDEO)

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Did you check out of the game last night when the Cubs blew the save in the 11th? Did you fall asleep earlier as the game drifted past midnight on the East Coast?


Did you stay up, watch the whole thing, and want to re-live the magical moment once again?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, here’s a video for you:

That ball went 414 feet, which, yes, Coors, but it was opposite field, and I’m not even sure he really got all of it. Javier Baez has crazy power.

What a way to introduce himself to baseball, eh? A 1-6 night with three strikeouts (all swinging), but three hard-hit balls, one of which wound up being the game-winning home run in extra innings. I’m not sure you could dream up a more perfectly Javier Baez way to start off his big league career.


And if you just want to watch it on an endless loop – which, let’s be honest, of course you do – here’s a GIF of the bomb, thanks to Dylan Heuer:


Brett Taylor

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