Part of the allure of going to a major league baseball game is getting a game used ball. I used to take my glove to every game I went to as a kid.
Now as a senile adult, I usually forget, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t covet another one of these rawhide gems.
Foul balls are lined into the stands all of the time, and sometimes we see some terrific catches by fans at all 30 ballparks. This latest fan gem comes from Target Field in Minneapolis.
This time a fan in the first row of the second deck made a leaping one-handed catch. With his bare hands. All without falling or spilling his beer.
His significant other was kind enough to document his achievement on an iPhone, so his fantastic catch will live on.
I am more in awe of the dexterity and reflexes to pull of a catch like that. As anyone who has tried to make a play on a ball in the stands knows, these little buggers can be elusive.