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A Fan Making a Great Play

Yet another thing that I love about baseball is the fan interaction. You need to pay attention when you’re at the ballpark. You have to dodge the occasional broken bat. You get foul balls and home runs flying into the seats and stands. And you can make it on SportsCenter if you make a nice catch. A fan making a great play is always entertaining to watch. There are so many memorable fan catches. There’s the guy who drops his daughter to catch a foul ball. There’s the guy that snags a ball in his beer cup and celebrates by chugging it. There’s the happy dad who gets a foul, gives it to his kid, and watches in disbelief as the kid throws the souvenir back to the field. There’s the plucky old guy who gets a home run ball for the first time and offers it to a youngster nearby instead of keeping it. You’re not likely to catch a game ball, but it’s always a possibility. Be prepared and be ready to release your inner athlete at a moment’s notice.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

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Grand Slam

A grand slam is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. It’s a home run when the bases are loaded. One crack of the bat gets you four runs. You can come from behind and get the lead with a single swing. It’s awesome to watch on TV, but there’s nothing like being at the ballpark and seeing one firsthand. Don’t take it for granted. You should feel lucky to witness one because you are lucky to witness one. It’s an instant memory and one you’re not likely to forget. A grand slam is always enough to get the stadium going, but a grand slam hit by a pitcher is the cream of the crop. It doesn’t get better than that. Especially if it’s an AL pitcher because they never get at bats.  If you don’t appreciate a grand slam, you don’t appreciate baseball. You should probably give your season tickets to somebody who does.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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