Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays star showed off his swagger in a fun play during Wednesday’s game with the Pirates, flipping the ball to himself.

We can say this about Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco. He has a lot of fun when he’s on the field. Never was that more evident than during Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh star Bryan Reynolds came to the plate with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. He grounded out to Franco — but this wasn’t an ordinary groundout to the shortstop. Officially, it went down as a 6-3 groundout. But really, it was a 6-6-3 groundout.

Because before Franco threw over to first baseman Yandy Díaz to retire Reynolds, he flipped the ball to himself.

The ever-so-popular unwritten rules crowd of baseball fans may not like what Franco did. Other fans, though, absolutely loved the fun that he was having on the field.

And the swagger didn’t stop there for Franco. He led off the bottom of the seventh. And while Pittsburgh pitcher, Cody Bolton got ahead of Franco, he made a mistake on an 0-2 pitch.

Franco made him pay.

Franco is having a big season for the Rays. The home run was his sixth of the year, he’s slashing at .305/.369/.559 and is clearly capable of strong defense.

Seeing him play, it’s easy to understand why Tampa is 25-6 on the season.

[Photo Credit: Bally Sports Sun]

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