Puerto Rico star Javier Baez’s swagger was on full display during Tuesday night’s World Baseball Classic game against Team Dominican Republic.
Baez, like his teammates, was pumped up during the game, as Puerto Rico was somehow able to hold their opponent’s potent offense to only one run, and emerged with a 3-1 victory.
And Baez gave viewers a show in the eighth inning, when he prematurely celebrated before an out was even recorded. A Dominican runner was trying to a steal a base, and Baez received a perfect throw to hopefully nab him. Baez must’ve known it was good enough to do just that, as he began celebrating before even tagging the runner — which he did without even looking.
He must have a sixth sense, though, because the runner was clearly out.
Winning is important, but so is looking good while doing so. Baez understand that.
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