Cubs' Ian Happ 'Jealous' Of Flair Javy Baez Plays With

"Anything Javy Baez does on the field is OK," Happ says.

Bernstein & McKnight Show
June 18, 2018 - 5:18 pm
Cubs infielder Javier Baez

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(670 The Score) Cubs outfielder Ian Happ is a self-proclaimed "boring" baseball player.

Which is also the reason why he loves watching teammate Javier Baez perform so much.

"Anything Javy Baez does on the field is OK," Happ said on the Bernstein & McKnight Show on Monday.

"I'm jealous of the way Javy plays. How much fun he has, how much he enjoys it, the way he can interact with other players on the other team and just really have fun with baseball."

Happ's comments came in the context of discussing so-called baseball police -- those individuals who get worked up by players who play the game with emotion at every turn. It's doubtful that Happ ever draws the ire of those, for it's tough to even get him to crack a smile on the field. It's simply his demeanor.

"I'm a guy that when I play, I'm pretty boring," Happ said. "I don't really show emotion. But I have to be that way. Because if I'm not, the lows get too low, if I let the high get a little high. That's how I've always played. I've been a pretty angry player. I've got to keep it even or else the lows get a little too low."

Happ, Baez and reliever Luke Farrell sat down with the Bernstein & McKnight Show as part of a luncheon Monday. You can listen to the full hour below.