Living the Puigian dream isn't all about bat flips and dingers, you know. You can't live in the spirit of one Yasiel Puig if you can't handle yourself with a glove. Mets' outfielder Juan Lagares and the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen took this lesson to heart on Tuesday night, when they took turns robbing each other of extra-base hits.
Lagares kicked things off by making his way to the warning track then leaping at the wall to snag this McCutchen fly ball:
It looks easy, but that's the point: Lagares makes it look that way. He tracks the ball so well while it's hanging in the air that he can go after it without going full-speed and waiting around for it to drop, all leading to a perfectly timed leap. McCutchen's grab doesn't look anywhere near as simple or laid-back, but it's damn pretty just the same:
Did you see how far he ran? Did you see how fast he ran? And still, he juuuuust gets to it even with that hustle:
Excuse me, I'm just going to sit here and watch McCutchen play defense for the rest of the day.