Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Redemption Tour Hits Yankee Stadium

Fernando Tatis Jr. has favored pink accessories to highlight his uniform since he made his major league debut in 2019. Be it shoelaces, sweatbands, a belt, a headband or cleats, something pink is often on display. It is a signal to his mother, as he plays the game, that she is always on his mind.

On Saturday night in San Diego, it was a pink glove that stood out in the fourth inning when he galloped across the right-field turf and, his leaping body fully extended, reached up at the last second to stab a rocket out of the evening air. With two on and two out, Boston’s Triston Casas had drilled a screaming drive toward the outfield wall with an exit velocity of 108 miles per hour. It was sailing over Tatis’s head … until it wasn’t.

In so many ways, with his bat, his glove and his celebrations, it is back to business as usual for Tatis, a 24-year-old superstar whose career had spiraled out of control in more ways than one.

“It’s every day now,” Manager Bob Melvin said, marveling at Tatis and his tendency toward breathtaking plays. “Give him some reps, and he can play any position in any sport.”

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