According to Bob Lemon, “Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.”
In these dog days of the MLB season, I imagine it might be difficult for players — whether they are under the stress of a pennant race, or whether their team has already conceded to a losing season — to find the inner child and have fun both with baseball and in their lives outside of baseball.
A few players, namely those players featured in the images below, are trying to rekindle their love of the game and resurrect their wonder at being alive by acting like kids again. Hooray!!!