Watch and celebrate eight fearless Major Leaguers who battled the sun in 2015
Eight fearless Major Leaguers who battled the sun
The game of baseball is hard enough as it is -- when you're not trying to whack a tiny ball moving at high speeds with a wooden stick, you're trying to track down a tiny ball moving at high speeds with a leather glove. Adding a giant fireball 1.3 million times the size of Earth into the mix? That's just piling on.
And so, on Official Lost and Found Day, we salute all the brave outfielders who, despite nigh insurmountable odds, took on the sun in 2015. A lot of fly balls were lost, some fly balls were found, but no matter what, your spirit embiggened us all. Like Jose Iglesias, for example, who one-upped Mother Nature by not needing eyesight to catch a line drive:
Or Jason Heyward, who's in such demand on the free agent market mostly due to his ability to catch baseballs while on his back:
But alas, as the sun giveth, the sun also taketh away. We remember your struggle, Brett Gardner:
If it makes you feel better, it's apparently a New York thing:
Not even defensive wizard Kevin Pillar was safe:
So just remember: There's no shame in calling for help.
And be sure to protect yourself at all times:
Because every once in a while, victory will be ours. And it will be sweet.
Talk to the hand, sun.