I have been to countless Major League Baseball games. Out of all the games I have attended in my life, I have never caught a foul ball/home run. I’ve been close, once. At Shea Stadium, when I was younger, Bubba Trammell hit a rocket to left field that just went underneath my glove, as I leaned over the barrier in front of me. Just to be that close to catching a home run was cool enough for me.
But what this Dodgers fan did is awesome, and it’s a memory he can go back and cherish whenever he wants.
Not only did he catch a home run ball, but he got the whole thing on camera. That’s crazy that he just happened to be filming Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill’s at-bat, and it just happened to be the moment Hill launched a homer to the right field seats.
I have a feeling we are going to see a lot more videos of people trying to attempt this now.
Well done, Dodgers fan.
This post was originally published on May 4, 2015.