James Loney joins Team Baby, crawls to first base and still gets the out
It's long been wondered how babies would perform on a baseball diamond. While there is nothing in the rulebook that says "Newborn children can't play baseball," scouts have long graded babies poorly on their throwing arms, hit tools, and power potential. Said one anonymous scout, "Babies can't even lift a bat, much less swing it. And have you ever seen a baby turn a diving 6-4-3?"
Well, James Loney thinks differently. James Loney thinks babies can play baseball. He proved that when he knocked the ball down on a sharply hit grounder by the Yankees' Brett Gardner on Saturday afternoon, and then, in homage to "Muppet Babies," crawled his way to first base.
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