Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Paul Janish had a great night. Player of the game, at least in my estimate. My favorite headline:
Janish makes Dodgers vanish
He got two clutch hits late in the game, that led to the Braves tying the game in the 8th, then winning the game in the 11th. He ended up 3 for 5 with a run scored and a stolen base, on a night when the Braves struggled to get any hits at all. (For most of the game, Janish had half the team's hits.) Not to mention some great defensive plays.
There's a bunch of quotes here, including some from Janish's teammates about him, and some from him.
Some fans expressed doubt about whether Janish was worth the $850,000 deal he got last winter. He's definitely been worth it for the Braves. According to Fangraphs, Janish has been worth $1.3 million in the month he's been a Brave. A bargain, especially since the Braves are likely paying only half his salary.
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