Says ESPN’s Jeff Passan:
He is 22 but doesn’t party.
He lives across the street from Nationals Park.
He refers to elders as mister and missus.
It’s as if stepping into that rectangle activates an alter ego.
“When he’s in that box, he feels like his best version of himself,” says Trea Turner, the Nationals shortstop and a close friend. “And that’s where he can be himself and just have a lot of fun. And I think he enjoys it probably more than anything in life, other than his family and friends.”