MESA — Blond hair, a fancy, three-wheeled car, a new World Series tattoo and his usual flamboyant play on defense.
Maybe Javier Baez didn’t get the memo about one of Joe Maddon’s often-preached buzzwords of the spring: humility.
The Chicago Cubs are just fine with that. It’s Javy being Javy.
“He’s definitely an individual,” teammate Addison Russell said over the weekend. “There is no one like him. I love the flair. I love the confidence. The young kid at heart. He just wants to get out there and play. He knows where the line is, as far as taking it too far. I even learn some things from him.”
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