I Don't Care Who Was Running, Javy Baez Had No Business Making This Play (BUT EL MAGO!)

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I Don’t Care Who Was Running, Javy Baez Had No Business Making This Play (BUT EL MAGO!)

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Even if the batter is slow. Even if he wasn’t busting it out of the box because he thought he had a hit. And even if everything else breaks just right and there’s no bobble. A shortstop has no business making this play.

But that is not a shortstop. That is EL MAGO:

That throw was freaking perfect and hard, despite being off-balance and post-bobble. Javy Baez is seriously just so special out there that even the idea of him coming at Yadier Molina’s grounder apparently made him decide it wasn’t worth respecting 90.

(And if you’re keeping track – we are – that’s Javy’s 7th El Mago Moment this month, meaning some serious funds have already been raised for Make-A-Wish!)


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Author: Brett Taylor

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