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Evan Longoria has magical hands (video)

May 13, 2011, 1:10 AM EST

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Everyone knows that Evan Longoria is a great player.

The Tampa Bay Rays star third baseman not only has a dangerous bat, but is slick with the glove at third base, as his career UZR/150 of 17.8 attests.

But did you know that he doesn’t really even need the glove? At least it seems that way in this video passed along by Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, in which Longoria saves a TV reporter from certain death via a wicked line drive to the head.

Is it real? Well it’s probably about as real as this LeBron James video, meaning not at all. Given a chance to come clean by Topkin, Longoria “simply smiled – as a good actor would.” Real or not, it’s pretty well done.

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  1. avinciguerra - May 13, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Hey! I posted this video a couple of days ago in the comments for this story http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/11/people-asked-me-questions-on-twitter-so-i-shall-answer-them-4/ and no one paid attention to me. Really cool video.

    • Bob Harkins - May 13, 2011 at 2:20 AM

      Ah I didn’t see that. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ari Collins - May 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Fun video. Obviously fake, but fun.

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