It is safe to assume professional baseball players are more athletic than you or I. They posses better balance, hand-eye coordination, quicker reflexes, and higher metabolism; among other things. Watching pro sports as much as we all do, sometimes these traits are obscured during regular game action.
Then, every so often, a player does something random outside of regular game action that makes you think, wow. Yeah, these guys are good at things most people cannot even attempt.
Case in point: Adrian Gonzalez. During a seventh inning Jacoby Ellsbury at bat, Adrian Gonzalez waiting “in the hole”, baseball parlance for the guy due to hit after the on-deck hitter. As is his wont, Gonzalez wore his helmet and held his bat, studying the pitcher while awaiting his turn at the plate.
Ellsbury yanks a ball foul into the notoriously dangerous Fenway dugouts. Players scramble to avoid the onrushing sphere. Worry not, cowering Red Sox, Adrian Gonzalez got this.
There is a lot to like in this little sequence, above Adrian Gonzalez saving his teammates doing their best drowning rat-impressions. Most notably the chill manner in which Gonzalez saves his bros and the look of bemusement/pride on Terry Francona’s face. Well played, A-Gon, you are a credit to your team both on the field on in the dugout.