— MLB (@MLB) May 19, 2018
If the football thing doesn’t work out, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could have a career waiting for him in baseball.
Baseball isn’t the contact sport football is, but it sure looks like the broken ankle that ended New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr.‘s 2017 season is fully healed based on the show he put on in batting practice on Friday.
A guest of Tampa Bay Rays starter Blake Snell, Beckham rocked a throwback No. 4 Snell jersey in batting practice before Friday night’s game between the Rays and the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, California.
Beckham stepped into the batter’s box and showed off a surprisingly sweet swing.
He took one pitch deep over the left-field wall, the ball landing amongst the rocks in the distance. As you can see in the above video, he made sure to admire his handiwork before stepping back in for another pitch.
One thing that was consistent throughout his session was that when he made contact, it was loud. Take a listen to this swing:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 19, 2018
Like I said—that’s loud.
Some conspiracy theory believers out there are sure to dig far too deep into this and concoct some scenario in which this is a sign that Beckham wants to join his former teammate Jason Pierre-Paul in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers.
Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t. Beckham is the only one who knows what he truly wants, and so far as we know, his top priority remains to become the highest-paid player in all of football.
For now, Beckham remains a member of the Giants.
If he’s fully healthy, Beckham will be in a position to put up the best numbers of his already remarkable career in 2018, now that the Giants have rebuilt their offensive line and added stud running back Saquon Barkley to the offensive mix.