Javier Baez looked a lot like Ken Griffey Jr. as he hit his massive 481-foot blast
There may be no active player with more cool, easy confidence and ultra-athletic swag than Cubs infielder Javier Baez. In fact, you probably have to go back to '90s pop culture phenomenon Ken Griffey Jr. to find the last player with that smooth combination.
So, it was noteworthy that Baez's 481-foot home run in the Cubs' 7-1 victory over the Reds on Thursday night included a very Griffey-esque strut out of the box. Compare the two:
Watch the whole thing for full effect:
Just watch. pic.twitter.com/nGU357Vd8i- Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 24, 2018
I'd argue Griffey had the sweetest swing in baseball history, but he was equally as iconic when he treated the batter's box as his catwalk. Hopefully Baez will carry on from here and we see him watch balls down the line like this: