October 10, 2005

Catching a home run ball is great, but what about two!!!: Shaun Dean caught Lance Berkman's home run in the eighth inning as well as the game winner from Chris Burke in the eighteenth in what turned out to be the longest playoff game in MLB history.

posted by mcstan13 to baseball at 01:20 PM - 14 comments

What an amazing feat, maybe the Royals have a replacement for next season.

posted by mcstan13 at 01:21 PM on October 10, 2005

I remember thinking after that second homer that it went pretty much in the same spot. I guess it went in the EXACT same spot. Must be a great place to get seats.

posted by dyams at 04:27 PM on October 10, 2005

Lucky bastard. I've been to about 50 Major League games and have never even come close to catching a foul ball or a homerun.

posted by erkno11 at 04:52 PM on October 10, 2005

I wonder what the odds were on this one (in a cricket match): There was a very Freddie [Flintoff] moment at the Birmingham Test match earlier this month when he launched a six into the upper tier of a stand (while making an extraordinary, match-winning 167). Who should be under the ball but his father, Colin? Dad promptly spilled the catch, for which Flintoff junior gave him a fearful ribbing in his end-of-play interview with Channel 4. "He plays at the weekend and when he comes home he tells everyone what a great catch he's taken," Flintoff said. "He proved to everyone today he was terrible. "I thought he was going to come over the balcony (in the act of catching the ball) he was so excited." Meanwhile Flintoff's father said: "I saw it early but it just bounced off my left hand."

posted by JJ at 06:25 PM on October 10, 2005

Greedy bastard! I caught a foul ball during the first year that the Giants' PacBell Park was open and gave it to the kid in the seat in front of me. Who then proceeded to prove to me throughout the rest of the game that he didn't deserve the ball and really didn't deserve to be at the ballpark. Little bastard. Never again. Next one I get is mine and the only kid who will get it is my son and he will deserve it! That said, that's pretty amazing that he got two in the same game.

posted by fenriq at 07:35 PM on October 10, 2005

Haha, what did the kid do?

posted by charlatan at 09:16 PM on October 10, 2005

go astros -thats my team,im from h-town,were going all the way to the world series for the 1st time and win for the 1st time watch and give us props --thanks to clemens its our time to shine !!!!!!!!!!!!! texas pride

posted by mike who at 09:37 PM on October 10, 2005

Clemens and the Stos have to get through the Cards. We have to atone for last year and no one is going stand in our way.

posted by mcstan13 at 09:42 PM on October 10, 2005

This is the fault of all of those other fans around him!

posted by jojomfd1 at 12:04 AM on October 11, 2005

fenriq; why the hell didn't you give to your own kid to begin with asshole!!!!!?????

posted by FrankySP at 07:10 AM on October 11, 2005

I can't even get a ball in batting practice. My mom, not a fan, was reading a magazine when a BP ball bounced into her lap.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 07:38 AM on October 11, 2005

What a lucky sonofabitch. Gets to see one of the classic games in post-season history and will probably be able to buy a new car when he sells the collectibles. Not a bad Sunday at all. I had my first turkey of the season yesterday. Now I get another one in Nov. and another one in Dec. It pays to be a Ameri-Canadi-Christian.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:37 AM on October 11, 2005

What a lucky sonofabitch. Gets to see one of the classic games in post-season history and will probably be able to buy a new car when he sells the collectibles. I doubt that he'll get very much for those baseballs. The are only meaningful for Houston fans, the players that hit them aren't exactly superstar level celebrities, and it was only a division-series, not the World Series. If he gets more than seasons tickets and some signed memorabilia, I'll be very surprised.

posted by grum@work at 11:54 AM on October 11, 2005

C'mon - one of those oil baron yabos at least will pony up a little sumpin' sumpin' for a new addition to his 3,000 square foot office in the old Enron building. Hell, he already has Kareem Abdul Jabber in a glass case.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:38 PM on October 11, 2005

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