There's no such thing as growing tired of watching Cubs shortstop Javier Báez work his magic defensively.
For his latest trick, El Mago threw out Brewers catcher Manny Piña on a ground ball from shallow left field. As in, he was a good 10 feet from the edge of the infield dirt. Check it out:
"... but I'm El Mago." 🎩 pic.twitter.com/vWgBUfGDF3— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 15, 2020
Cubs 2020 first-round pick Ed Howard broke down the play as it happened during an interview with MLB Network.
"He just has fun with it, man. He's so smooth, he makes it look so easy," Howard said. "That's just Javy doing what Javy does, right there, honestly. You can't teach that, you just gotta do it."
We all know Báez has an absolute cannon for an arm. We've seen it time and time again. And yet, for as easy as he makes these throws look, each time we're left with our jaws dropped.