Giannis Antetokounmpo's Yankee Stadium visit included hitting drills and making CC Sabathia look small
The Yankees welcomed a very special guest before their Monday night game against the Rays in the Bronx: Bucks star and 2018-2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the NBA's brightest stars and an absolutely towering physical presence.
Listed at 6-foot-11, here's the "Greek Freak" holding a baseball that, in his hands, looks like a golf ball:
Here is Giannis holding a baseball. pic.twitter.com/50lipL3Dot— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) July 15, 2019
Here's Giannis next to CC Sabathia -- no slouch himself at 6-foot-6. I don't know if there's a better visual to represent how tall Giannis is than this:
No VIP trip to the Stadium is complete without taking some hacks in the batting cages. Being a pretty busy guy, though, Antetokounmpo hasn't had much time in the batter's box over the years, so he needed a bit of help with his technique. Arms raised up high, bat pointed menacingly, he took a hack ... before getting back up and smacking an opposite-field line drive.
The kid's got promise!
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.