Javier At the Bat
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a batboy for the Los Angeles Dodgers?
Here’s a glimpse, provided by Dodger batboy Javier Herrera.
Laundry, getting razzed by some of the players, setting up the bullpen before the game, setting up the dugout, getting razzed, interacting with the players, warming up the players, setting up the gum, preparing the on-deck circle, getting razzed, grabbing bats and foul balls and finally getting some much-deserved props.
“Best bat boy in the game right here,” Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis said. “This is the guy I go to if I need anything.”
The 23-year-old Herrera has been a batboy for four years.
“When I first started, I was shocked. I was star-struck, amazed,” said Herrera. “I couldn’t believe I was with these Major League players.”