Have you missed seeing Javier Báez go deep, Cubs fans?
During Tuesday's intrasquad game (the Cubs' first televised scrimmage) Báez drilled his first home run in four months — March 10 against the Giants in spring training. Check it out:
If @javy23baez home runs are your thing: pic.twitter.com/TOl1KQGIQZ— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 15, 2020
Tuesday's blast didn't count for anything but it still was a sight to behold. Báez hit it off lefty reliever Kyle Ryan, who was making his first intrasquad appearance after missing the early stages of Summer Camp due to a "process-based delay."
And, lest we forget the elephant in the room: the vacant bleachers Báez' blast landed in at Wrigley Field. With fans unlikely to attend Major League Baseball games this season due to COVID-19, seeing home runs hit into fan-less crowds will take some getting used to.
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We got our first taste of that on Tuesday.