Over the past two seasons – and especially in the World Baseball Classic – Javy Baez has shown us how graceful slides into bases can be:
— The Fanatics View (@thefanaticsview) March 21, 2017
Smooth as silk.
Unfortunately, not everyone has Baez’s flair and poise. Like, for example, the 2012 NL MVP, Buster Posey:
Or, for another example, the 2016 American League Gold Glove second baseman, Ian Kinsler:
But while these slides are absolutely hilarious (and probably pretty painful) to watch, I don’t offer them up tonight just to poke fun at a couple of Major Leaguers.
Instead, we’re laughing at Posey and Kinsler tonight, so that this young softballer knows that even when you’re a pro … you can fall flat on your face:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 5, 2017
In my opinion, she handles it like a champ anyway.
And hey, if she keeps practice, and keeps working hard, maybe, just maybe, one day she’ll be able to slide flat on her face in a professional stadium. 🙂