Javier Baez’s Magical Game

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I think first thing I need to do is explain that…no, Joe Maddon is NOT a moron despite what you may have seen from the headline.  What today’s experiment does show, however, is that a good chunk of people who follow us don’t read the blogs and don’t get our humor.  And that’s fine, if a little bit irksome at times.

Anyway, I normally don’t do this after games because I don’t have the time nor the energy these days, but Monday’s squeaker of a win was an exception because of one Javier Baez.  I think maybe we should give him a good chunk of credit for scoring a pivotal run as well as driving in the eventual game-winning run, but I think his defense spoke volumes tonight when the Cubs pitchers weren’t missing as many bats as we’d like.  Here’s a spectacular diving snag to rob Bryce Harper:

And here’s Javy robbing Adam Lind with a catch he had no business making:

Yeah, the Cubs made it super interesting in the ninth, but they probably don’t even get to that point without some Javy magic.

 

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Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

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