All sports have equipment made specifically to help players succeed and stay safe. Most of the time it’s best to use that equipment. Like in baseball, when a ball is hit to a fielder, he should use his glove. Right?
Well, someone needs to give that memo to New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
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In Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals, a ball was ripped to Cespedes, but instead of using his reliable glove, he stopped the ball with his chest. Baseball coaches are always saying to keep the ball in front of you, but I don’t think this is what they intended.
Maybe Cespedes was just getting pumped up like Happy Gilmore. He did smash a home run in his next at-bat.
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The defensive play worked in this case, but we don’t recommend imitating Cespedes. Check out the weird fielding strategy below.