Javier Baez made a defensive gem on the piece of gum that fell out of his mouth
But in our esteemed critical opinion, his true gem didn't come on the field. Rather, it came in the dugout as Baez had a little trouble keeping a piece of gum in his mouth:
Baez may have bobbled it a couple of times, but have no doubts: He snagged it.
Those baseball reflexes come in handy sometimes, huh? They certainly did in the ninth inning, when Baez capped the Cubs' rally with his go-ahead single that sent Chicago to the NLCS.
Watch Baez take his gems to NLCS Game 1 on Saturday, time TBD, on FS1/Fox.