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Colorado Rockies prospect runs through fence to rob home run (Video)


Running through an outfield wall to rob a home run has become somewhat of a baseball tradition, though, understandably it’s not something happens very often.

Fences aren’t usually made so people can fall through them and the vast majority of outfielders aren’t willing to risk life and limb by launching their body through the thick wood beams supporting the structure.

But most aren’t Colorado Rockies outfielder Tyler Massey who went posterior first though a wall during a recent game between his Melbourne Aces and the rival Adelaide Bite.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, fellow MLB prospect, Joe Sclafani of the Houston Astros hit a bomb which sent Massey back to the warning track (even though they don’t have one). Massey leaped to make the catch but the fence apparently was lacking support, sending the outfielder right through.

A few moments later, the Rockies prospect emerged with ball in glove and was awarded the out by the umpiring crew.

Certainly not the best ‘through the wall’ catch we’ve ever seen, but still pretty bad ass.

H/T Reddit

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