We all had a good laugh about Joel Embiid having so much fun in the outfield seats of the home run derby down in Miami last night -- did you see how tiny a baseball looks in his gigantic hands omg! -- but after the game he actually made a group of children's day. Which is great, because Embiid is basically a big kid himself.
[Joel Embiid works the outfield at home run derby, gets balls]
Embiid spent some time with the kids in the outfield who were shagging fly balls that didn't make it to be home runs. He even posed for a photo with them, which is about as good as it gets. They're likely Process trusters now.
And of course JoJo tweeted about hanging with them after the game, adding a perfect hashtag: #TheProcessLovesTheKids.
Ain't that right, 19-year-old Markelle?
After getting pretty beat up by minor league baseball experts, J.P. Crawford continues his recent hot streak.
Crawford pulled off a play on Wednesday night that you certainly don't see every day. He hit a rare inside-the-park GRAND SLAM.
But he should have been out. The solid throw from the outfield to home plate clearly had him beat but the catcher was pretty nonchalant with his tag and Crawford managed a pretty good slide underneath.
It was Crawford's ninth home run of the season.
Lehigh Valley went on to beat the Gwinnett Braves 8-2 and Crawford finished the night 1-3 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.
They always say to be a closer, you've got to be a bit whacky.
Ken Giles seems to have that down.
The former Phillie always seemed to have the intensity and intimidation.
I mean, look at this ...
Well, add the peculiarity to his focus and arm.
Prior to Wednesday's game against his old club, Giles was getting the mind right with some important meditation in the Astros' bullpen, which you can watch in the video above.
As you can see, this guy is clearly meant for the ninth inning.
And, hey, when your team is 67-33 and 17½ games up in first place, you're allowed to be this loose.