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Juan Uribe revealed why he doesn’t wear a cup

When the Indians signed Juan Uribe to a 1-year deal worth $4 million this off season, it wasn’t exactly looked at as a monumental acquisition. Sure, he’s a pleasure to have in the clubhouse, and the list of teams he’s played for over his lengthy career is extensive, but he’s just about reached that point in his life where things simply take him longer to do than they used to. In other words, he’s not able to cover the width of dirt or swing the wood as ferociously as he did as a young ball player.

That’s not to say he hasn’t been anything to write home about so far in 2016. Indeed, his presence in the clubhouse is felt from top to bottom. 162 games is an extended period of time to spend with a group of people. Even the smallest things can snowball into colossal disagreements during the hot summer nights. But Uribe’s distinguished career has equipped him with the tools to diffuse those tense moments and help his teammates relieve any stress they might have pent up as the season progresses. Exhibit A:

Now, if you or I took a 106 MPH ground ball off the bat of the best player in baseball directly off the jimmies, tears would be shed. Baseball would almost certainly be a thing of the past for us.

Not for Juan. He was back to his usual self before the game yesterday, popping off quotes like this:

The legend just keeps growing.

Some other highlights from last night:

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Juan Uribe went yard last night. Frankie Lindor was excited about it.

(video h/t /u/cleveland4813)

When you’re on Bottlegate dot com twice in one week:

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Great on the field? Check. Great in the dugout and clubhouse? Uh huh. Great in the community? You bet. Frankie just gets it man. Everything about being a professional athlete, even at 22 years old, he gets it. Crazy to think he’s still a year younger than that former Browns quarterback who’s currently unemployed and barely looking like a human, let alone a football player.

It might have been hard to enjoy at the time, given what was happening up in Canada, but let’s not gloss over that pimp job from Juan, either. A truly professional performance.

 

Brandon Phillips was in a good mood last night despite an Indians Ohio Cup sweep

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Dat Dude BP in awfully good spirits considering the Reds just lost four in a row to the Tribe. Pretty funny though. Not sure it would have worked with many other Indians besides Uribe. Everything about his body makes me laugh to begin with, so this little deke was really just a trigger mechanism. Something about those over-35 Dominicans.

Also a heart attack would be a pretty appropriate response to getting picked off second base for a guy who hasn’t weighed what his current batting average is since junior high.

We’ll be taking that Ohio Cup, thank you.

 

PS This is Lonnie’s header pic on Twitter

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