Actor-comedian Kevin Hart stopped by U.S. Cellular Field to throw out the first pitch before the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals did some baseball Friday night, and Hart's appearance gave outfielder Adam Eaton a chance to check something.
Hart, known for making well-attended movie comedies such as "Ride Along," stands 5-foot-2 and is one of the shortest men in entertainment. Eaton, who's listed at 5-8 (which means he's more like 5-6 in reality), has been a boon to the White Sox in center field, where his speed has helped them outperform expectations so far. As in entertainment, one can be short and excel in baseball.
But, when you're that height, you're also going to get teased. Eaton has to share a clubhouse with another Adam (Dunn), a behemoth who mercilessly reminds him how small he is relative to the other players. So when an opportunity comes to be taller than the next guy, for once, Eaton's going to shine a lot of light on that moment.
Where can Kevin Hart go to stand taller than the next guy? Not many places, even in baseball. There's only been one Eddie Gaedel.
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