Last summer, when the world was in the throws of the latest Pokémon-related fad, Pokémon Go, ESPN dug deep and investigated the phenomenon’s “sort of” take over of the Cubs clubhouse. At the time, Russell was only mildly interested in the smartphone game, but felt the need to at least check it out to see what all the hype was about. “That’s where the world is headed to, so may as well just go with it,” he said. Instead, the investigation revealed Russell was more likely be caught playing Subway Surfers or “card games.”

Since a digital version of the Pokémon trading card game was ported to smartphones a few years ago, I can only assume that’s how the 23-year old baseball pro is spending what’s left of his youth.