Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez has a knack for making the tough defensive play. Throughout the postseason, Baez produced a number of exceptional highlights. With two outs in the third inning, Bryce Harper stepped to the plate looking to get his team going.
For Olympic athletes, the five-ring hangover is real. The aftereffects of four years spent pouring heart and soul into earning an Olympic berth can be crippling. The transition can be tough: finding new purpose, relocating reality and returning to a modest corner of the athletic universe after a sudden and intense star turn.
The Potomac Nationals have found a unique way to pay homage to Tommy John surgery. For the past several years the limits of minor league promotions have been pushed to the point where anything is now possible. On Saturday, July 8, the Washington Nationals A-ball affiliate will be giving away statues depicting the career-saving and game-changing operation that Dr. Frank Jobe first performed on Tommy John in 1974.