Juan of a Kind: The Confident Heroics of Juan Soto


What’s in a nickname? In Juan Soto’s case, everything. Soto is also known as Childish Bambino, a clever combination of Donald Glover’s rap name “Childish Gambino” and Babe Ruth’s “The Great Bambino” moniker. Like Glover, Soto brings a unique energy and style to his profession. And like Ruth, Soto thinks –no, he knows – he is the best and most exciting player on the field. It’s hard to argue, too. Soto kicked off the Washington Nationals’ title chase with a game-tying single in the eighth inning of the N.L. Wild Card game. The go-ahead run scored, also, because of an…

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