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Ben Revere made a pretty spectacular catch last night

Aug 23, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

Ben Revere catch.bmp

Two outs in the seventh, Vlad Guerrero up, hits a drive to deeeeeep left center, Ben Revere on his horse, and … he makes a fantastic catch.

Of course since Guerrero was running he probably could have missed it and still thrown him out for an 8-3 putout, but let’s not dwell on that part of it.

Nice play, Ben.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    I said on the other post that I think this was the best catch of the year. I think it beats the ones where the guy lays out because this one is up against the wall, and some OFs are afraid of the wall. This guy clearly isn’t.

    • texasdawg - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

      Also, 410 feet away, so not just a case of Jim Edmonds making an impressive diving catch for a ball other CFers catch standing still.

  2. kopy - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    “Fly ball… caught.”

  3. hgulkkcaj - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Best catch I have ever seen – sprinting straight back to the wall, timing his jump perfectly, over the shoulder. Very Willie Mays-ish.

  4. seanmk - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    great catch in terms of when he got there he made the adjustment to it, but as a critique while running to the wall he did not take the best route. he had to turn twice looking over each shoulder and changed direction just to make sure he was going to the right spot, meaning he did not have the best read on it, which happens sometimes.

    Credit to him for having the speed to make the adjustment and actually catch it but for me i feel like a better centerfielder would have had an easier time getting to the right spot in time and make the catch look easier.

    • pbannard - Aug 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM

      I mostly agree – I do think it’s a difficult play for any center fielder, but it’s true he did not take a great route. His speed and, in this case, phenomenal concentration/hand-eye made up for that, of course. The reason he had to change direction, I think, is actually that his first two steps were to his right, rather than drop-stepping straight back – it’s a bad habit that a lot of outfielders have, and Revere probably lost a step on this play because of it. That said, even with an extra step it would have been a tough play, and it certainly looked cooler the way he did it.

  5. sdelmonte - Aug 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Interesting that two of the announcers said Revere took away a homer. Had he not caught it, it still bounces off the wall.

    Otherwise, though…seriously sick.

    • davidvz - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM

      those announcers are arguably the worst in baseball, this coming from a Twins fan

      • texasdawg - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:42 AM

        You must not have heard Dave Barnett call a Rangers game. Ugh.

  6. kirkpants - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Dick and Bert are great announcers. You’re not a twins fan.

  7. nicosamuelson2 - Aug 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Bert is passable, but Bremer makes me want to shove moths in my ears.

  8. Brian Murphy - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Yeah, it’s a little cheesy, but whether he is racing ’round the bases or running down deep fly balls, the statement, “Revere is on his horse” should be made more often during telecasts.

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