This might be the most impressive catch of a home run you’ve ever seen, both on and off the baseball field.
I’m sure you can think of some pretty athletic catches at the warning track, or home run robberies with leaping grabs right at the fence, but those all pale in comparison to this fan’s bare-handed catch.
If you really think about it, any catch with a glove that’s ever been made in the history of the MLB doesn’t stand a chance up against this one. Plus, last time I checked, major leaguers aren’t trying to balance their dinner in their other hand when they pull in the baseball.
That’s what makes this fan’s catch so damn cool. The fact that he manages to snatch it out of the air with his bare hand, hold it up to show all other fans that are there that he caught it, all while not even dropping one single nacho-cheese smothered tortilla chip is legendary.
The Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox (two teams who probably won’t stay in their cities for much longer) were facing off earlier today when Oakland outfielder Brent Rooker took one deep in the top of the 6th inning. White Sox players could only stop in their place and admire the moon shot as it soared over the fence and into the stands.
You would think that the hitting of the home run would have been the most exciting part of the play, but it turns out the end of the ball’s flight through the air is actually the highlight. The crowd pops as the man at the game who apparently doesn’t like either of the teams he is watching (he is wearing a Cleveland Guardians jersey) reaches across his body with his right hand and grabs the home run ball.
People applauded the man’s outstanding showing of athleticism, which of course was made that much better because he somehow kept his plate of nachos steady. The broadcaster for the game called the play like this:
“So he’s got the nachos in the left hand, reaches up with the right hand and makes the catch, and nary a nacho is disturbed.”
The way the guy extends the ball upwards and shouts to the heavens makes me think that this feat might be the best moment of his entire life. Take a look at the incredible catch below:
Exit velo: 103.8 MPH Distance: 418 feet Nachos lost: Not a single one