Giancarlo Stanton is pretty much all the Miami Marlins have at this point, so the team is hoping he stays healthy through spring training. If he happens to suffer an injury swinging a bat or chasing down a fly ball, so be it. If he loses his hand because he got too close to a massive alligator, the team would probably be pretty frustrated.
Stanton looked like he was on a golf course somewhere over the weekend when he spotted an enormous alligator sunning itself. He saw it as a photo opportunity.
He’s probably not as close to the reptile as the camera angle makes him see, but that is too close for my comfort. All I can envision is that thing its head around and locking onto Stanton’s ankle. We’ve heard of golfers getting dragged around by gators on the course before. Stories like that would be enough to make me keep at least 50 feet away.