Witness Manny Machado's first great defensive leap and nonchalant reaction of 2017
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, doing things at the hot corner with the type of precision that most fielders dream about (and which probably frustrates a lot of hitters).
With the 2017 season rapidly approaching, it's time to be reminded of this -- and he made sure everybody watching Thursday's Canada-Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic matchup was brought up to speed when Freddie Freeman of Team Canada slapped a line drive in his direction.
Though it sounded like a base hit, Machado made sure that didn't happen:
But, though we're all rather impressed with the effort, he didn't seem especially moved by it himself:
Guess that's what happens when this sort of otherworldly athletic feat is "just business as usual."