He's baaaack. To the delight of fans at Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado recently played in his first big league game of 2014 after a freak knee injury suffered in September sidelined him at the start of the season. Obviously, this is great news for the O's and their fans. But it's also great news for pure baseball fans in any city.
Thanks to his range, arm strength and penchant for making spectacular plays in the field, the 21-year-old is arguably already the most fun to watch at the hot corner. A shortstop in the minor leagues before getting called up in 2012, Machado earned a Gold Glove Award and an All-Star nod in 2013.
Here are four GIFs to get every seamhead excited to watch Machado re-take the field: