Tuesday, August 05, 2008

One of the greatest things about baseball is that there is always a possibility that you are going to see something you have never seen before.

That happened tonight. Jason Bay hit a long drive to left-center field. The Royals center fielder, Mitch Maier, leaps in front of the wall and the ball bounces off this glove. It then rolls a good two or three feet down the wall. Thinking quickly, left fielder Ross Gload knocks the ball off the wall back onto the field of play, holding Bay to a two-run double.

I have never seen a ball do that in all the thousands of baseball games I have seen live or on TV. It was a remarkable combination of luck, timing and physics that will no doubt be played a zillion times on Sportcenter the next few days.

Yankee Stadium trip report coming later this week!


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