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Listen. I’m all about trying your best and all that jazz, but Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin should probably temper it down as we draw closer to Opening Day. He doesn’t need to be risking his body for worthless spring training games like he did this afternoon against the Phillies.
As you can see above, Martin showed off his defensive prowess and tracked down an Odubel Herrera pop fly in foul territory. The one problem? He had to crash into a net that was protecting some Phillies coaches in the process. The Canadian hero almost walked away unscathed, but the netting tripped him up and a pole came crashing down onto his face/man bun:
ban the bun pic.twitter.com/XgTk5vleqs
— MLBdream (@MLBdream) March 20, 2018
Martin, now 35, only played in 91 games last season due to an oblique injury. He still put up a respectable slash line of .221/.343/.388 with 13 home runs.