I've seen more about Javy Baez during this WBC than almost any other guy.
Not that I'm going out of my way to watch, but Baez seems to be dominating the highlights online.
The no-look tag the other day was seen by the entire country probably more than once, and yesterday his daring stolen bases vs USA were The Thing.
But I'm like your grandma, dude.
No running at the pool, don't look directly at the sun, and would it kill you to slide feet first once in awhile?
It's become clear that the Hands of Javy are just. so. valuable.
You and I know that bases can bite, so...
Slide the other way around, please.
I've heard arguments both ways, and it's maybe a whisker faster to slide headfirst, but it just ain't worth it for Javy.
Especially in the World Baseball Classic.
No it's not a "who cares" situation - obviously they're playing for keeps out there.
But a finger injury like he had in '15 would suck right now, 2 weeks from real baseball.
It's a habit.
Hope you're having a fabulous St. Patrick's Day weekend.
And Go Cubs.