Jackie Bradley Jr. is the defensive superhero we need
Well, he did it again. Red Sox outfielder
His latest meme-worthy catch came in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Twins, and was of the back-to-the-infield variety, while essentially leaping into the outfield fence. It was a thing of pure beauty.
JACKIE BRADLEY JACKIE BRADLEY JACKIE BRADLEY! pic.twitter.com/9d5GqpOdPH— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 19, 2019
Wouldn't this image of JBJ stuck on the outfield wall, ball nestled in the webbing of his glove, look fantastic as a painting? I'm not an artist so somebody more skilled might want to think about commissioning that, because this is art.
This sort of thing is nothing new for Bradley, of course. It doesn't matter if he's on the road like he was for his latest catch, in a stadium much less familiar to him than Fenway Park, or at home at his own ballpark. The man makes magic happen with the glove.
You cannot coach that.
JBJ is not human. 😱 pic.twitter.com/gz1CwWRzBq— MLB (@MLB) April 13, 2019
This one? Also difficult. But you wouldn't know it based on how easy it seemed to him.
There is nothing he can't do while roaming the outfield grass.
It's just what he does. He's a special talent out there on defense, so you'd best start paying attention if you weren't already.
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.