I’ve been driving myself crazy the last few hours with this will-they-vote-will-they-vote-yes-will-it-sink-the-season-why-won’t-the-owners-just-up-the-ante-slightly-wait-what-about-COVID stuff, so I needed an exhale.
I needed a random baseball memory to be like, oh yeah, that’s why I love this sport. Awesome things happen that are extremely fun to watch. And this is the first thing that popped into my head: absurd Albert Almora Jr. catches.
I know it hasn’t been the best couple years for Almora, whose bat is in need of massive improvement if he’s even going to be a useful bench player going forward. I also know that, by the metrics, the glove took a huge step backward last year. Fine. We’ll talk about that stuff when it’s time.
For today, I just wanted to watch a highlight reel of awesome Almora catches, and then add some other catches because I like them. Enjoy:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 15, 2019