The sun is a mass of incandescent gas. It’s a gigantic nuclear furnace where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees. It’s hot and it keeps us alive, and it’s 93,000,000 miles away and all that other good stuff (if you recognize the They Might be Giants reference, two gold stars to you). It’s a giant gas ball that does a lot of really neat things, but it can also be a major pain in the behind when trying to do fun things like catch a baseball — at least for mere mortals.

Yoenis Cespedes is no mortal baseball player. He pretty much does what he wants on a baseball field, when he wants to. That includes making a waist-high basket catch on a sunny afternoon in Kansas City when the sun was shining away to its heart’s content. Don’t be fooled by the raised hand, Yo had this ball the whole way. He was just trying not to hurt the sun’s feelings too much.

Don’t try this at home kids.

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