If you have ever been blessed by the Baseball Gods so much to share a playing field with a Major Leaguer, I envy and equally hate you. The sheer magnitude of a person of that caliber playing a game at a level that is so below them, you could call it the Oakland A’s salary cap. I love every second of rehab assignments, poor free agent markets, etc. Just for the fact that you may see them in a setting that is more on par with you or me. A quiet little ballpark with no crowd, no noise, just a couple baseball guys playing baseball.
The most notable and recent happening of this is Jayson Werth..
Jayson Werth will show up to your rec league & crush dingers.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 9, 2018
Just the sound of the bat alone screams he is the best player to ever lay cleats on that field. He sits back on that busch league fastball (maybe changeup? Who fucking knows) and just flat out SENDS IT. Werth announced his retirement from baseball a little over a month ago, and while most guys who have spent the last 30 years doing nothing but playing and practicing baseball, may hang up the bat for a little, take a vacation, play some golf or literally do absolutely nothing, Jayson Werth is over here playing in his local mens league hitting bombs over Baghdad.
— Sami Jarjour (@JarjourSami) August 10, 2018
Next, we have old Robbie Cano. This is a video of Cano playing in his rehab game in Everett, Washington. Robbie absolutely CRUSHES this ball and I love how you can tell these fans have not seen a ball hit that far since Griffey had his rehab assignment back in ‘98. I don’t blame them, like I have said, it is a blessing to have a Major Leaguer of that caliber grace your presence. Side note, By God, is it good to see Cano swinging the lumber again? Answer. Fuck Yes.
So sit back, drink a beer, and watch those balls get sent into orbit, folks. You LOVE to see that.