Javier Báez, aka El Mago or The Magician, of the Chicago Cubs
, performed some base-running voodoo during his team's 5-3 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Baez's slick moves, combined with some extremely poor fielding by the hapless Pirates infield, not only resulted in a run for the Cubs, but also stranded him at second base on what should've been a routine infield groundout to end the inning:
Have you ever seen anything like this from El Mago? pic.twitter.com/aHQs6eAxCG — MLB
(@MLB) May 27, 2021
“It really is a magic act,” said manager David Ross after the game, according to ESPN. “He just creates havoc.”