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Javier Baez wanted to catch a popup so much he took one away from Anthony Rizzo

The antics that infielders find themselves in during a baseball game can reach lofty comedic heights if the moment strikes.

That moment definitely struck in the fifth inning of the Cubs' decisive 5-0 victory in NLCS Game 6 on Saturday night, with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and second baseman Javier Baez becoming entangled when Baez really wanted to make the play on a Josh Reddick popup off the first-base area:

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This kind of on-the-diamond joviality would make Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus -- two leaders of the "infielders-having-a-ton-of-fun-together" variety -- proud. 

A few innings later, this same setup happened once again when Justin Turner hit a popup around the first-base area ... but this time, Rizzo made sure Baez came nowhere near him for the play. 

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We've seen Baez do some pretty ridiculous things on the infield recently, so it isn't much of a surprise to see him want to make a play this badly -- nor was it a surprise to see Rizzo make it clear that this was his ball. 

Watch the Cubs open up their World Series matchup with the Indians on Tuesday night -- tune in to FOX at 8 p.m. ET for Game 1.