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An umpire had to physically move Javier Baez out of his line of sight

Have you ever been so excited about something that the rest of the world fades into the background? Imagine finding out you've won the lottery, or even better, the "Hamilton" lottery. That's probably how Javier Baez felt during the Cubs' 12-1 triumph over the Mariners on Friday. 

He singled in the bottom of the second inning, and then David Ross singled right after him. Baez came around to score on a Chris Coghlan base hit, and he got pretty amped cheering for Ross to score as well. But home-plate umpire Eric Cooper was there to bring him back to earth:

But Cooper wasn't there to burst Baez's bubble -- he wanted to make sure his sightlines were clear when and if the Mariners made a throw back to the plate. We're sure Baez knows that, but there's also a small chance he'll show up at Cooper's next birthday party and blow out all the candles on his cake.