I guess the headline should read that he makes baseball more fun, because it's already plenty of fun. But anyway, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor seems to be having a grand old time during the team's Summer Camp as the prepare for the 2020 season.
During the Indians' intrasquad game yesterday, Lindor hit a home run off right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger. The four-time All-Star celebrated by finishing his home run trot with a somersault across home plate.
Lindor has long been considered one of the players in the league that has the most fun. His nickname is Mr. Smile, a nod to his always-present grin when he is on the playing field.
For a player that's as much of a fan favorite and as talented as Lindor is, you would think the Indians would want to keep him around a while. But the whole offseason was spent discussing trade rumors and whether or not the team would be able to re-sign him after the 2020 season is up.
It doesn't look like that's affecting Lindor right now. He's just out on the diamond having the time of his life as we get closer to Opening Day.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.