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Hark! Cast Your Gaze Upon This Valiant Effort To Catch A Foul Ball

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Come now, and behold the most majestic moment of this afternoon’s Reds-Padres game. Regard this fan. See how he has flung himself into motion, offered his body up for sacrifice; see the raw emotion on his face. What can Cincinnati catcher Tucker Barnhart do to catch this foul ball? Tucker Barnhart can do nothing! This San Diego fan declares it so! (Also, the protective netting.)

A cursory review of the video footage of the play in question shows nothing particularly interesting, an ordinary Jhoulys Chacin foul ball hit during a second-inning plate appearance in which he ultimately struck out. No matter. Do not worry about the confusing swirl of the whole, the messy context of the complete play. Focus on the moment. This fan did, and he brought us high art. 


h/t Zach Buchanan

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