Meet The Latino Ballplayer Making The Postseason Exciting To Watch

Meet Javi Baez. The 23-year-old Chicago Cubs second baseman has become the talk of baseball for his jaw-dropping feats on the field — and in the dugout.

Not saying much. #JB9

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The Puerto Rican pelotero was instrumental in the Cubs’ first round playoff victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Double tap if you love this team. #FlyTheW

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In game 4 versus the Giants, the Cubs staged a ninth inning comeback that was capped off with an RBI single by Baez.

There were two plays by Baez that had baseball fans buzzing. The first was a diving catch that was followed by a desperation throw to first that *almost* resulted in an out.

“That’s barely humanly possible,” exclaimed announcer Matt Vasgersian. Although the runner was initially called out by the empire, a video review resulted in the runner being called safe at first.

But the real highlight of the game was the moment when Baez almost dropped his gum while sitting in the dugout.

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CREDIT: Credit: FS1 / MLB

Baez showed off his cat-like reflexes and caught it before it was tainted by the dirt in the dugout.

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CREDIT: Credit: FS1 / MLB

He even had the presence of mind to look for a camera and make sure there was no mistake: that was a catch.

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CREDIT: Credit: FS1 / MLB

Here’s the full clip:

Even when he’s not on the diamond, Baez is turning heads:

Lets go to Miami boys. #JB9 #Cubs

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Salute to you, Javi Baez…

For making baseball so much fun to watch this postseason.


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This Latina Shut Down Machista Idealisms By Picking Up Her Homecoming Crown In Football Cleats


This Latina Shut Down Machista Idealisms By Picking Up Her Homecoming Crown In Football Cleats

We honestly can’t get over how she received her crown in her uniform. Slay, Jocelyn, slaaaaaay!

Jocelyn Fernandez grew up in a family that loves sports. Her dad coaches the high school football team her brother plays for. Being a woman didn’t stop her from also playing the sport she grew up loving. Jocelyn is a wide receiver at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

During her class’s Homecoming ceremony, Jocelyn was crowned homecoming queen and received her crown and sash in complete uniform, including shoulder pads and helmet. As for her shoes, she stepped up in cleats.

“I realized that when I was going to get rewarded the homecoming queen at halftime, I was going to be in my football uniform. Everyone was freaking out about it, I was freaking out about it,” she said in an interview with KOAT. “Just being a girl on the team, it means a lot to me. Just to know that I can hang with these guys and just playing my favorite sport again is really special to me.”

Jocelyn Fernandez has just made history in her high school by becoming the first football player to be crowned homecoming queen.

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She is goals.

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