Wicked hair, tattoos and elite glove speed are only a few reasons why Javy Baez has risen to one of the most popular Cubs players in Chicago, seemingly overnight. His performance in the 2016 playoffs that eventually led to the first World Series championship for the Cubs, in over 100 years, will never be forgotten...
Neither will his battle trying to catch a piece of gum in the dugout that made the general public fall in love with him.
After a memorable performance in the playoffs, Baez followed it up with a ridiculous highlight in the World Baseball Classic with this no-look tag.
Baez is currently battling the 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist for the starting spot at second base and most think it's now his job to lose. The challenge Baez faces is improving at the plate.
This season Baez is batting a pedestrian .196 which is 40+ points down from his career average of .240. Obviously he's gold glove caliber talent in the field, but against elite pitchers Baez normally struggles which makes way for Zobrist.
In any case, Baez is one of the most popular players in Chicago and there's almost no apparel around the city for fans looking to show their support for him.
That has now changed. Here's the brand new "Javvvy" shirt we recently released so fans could show their support for #9. Grab one today!