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Video: Ben Revere’s incredible diving catch

Apr 15, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

Ben Revere catch

And that’s no hyperbole.

In the second inning tonight at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Phillies center fielder Ben Revere went in full Superman-mode to rob Reds’ third baseman Todd Frazier of extra bases. Just the icing on the cake, he quickly got back on his feet and made a throw to double off Jay Bruce at first base.

Well, that catch will bring a smile to your face. And to think, that wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun if Revere got a better initial read. But he’s obviously gifted enough to recover in spectacular fashion.

UPDATE: Revere had a special message taped to his glove tonight to honor those affected by the tragedy in Boston.

  1. Rich Peters - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Reblogged this on Rich Peters @Tricky_Roma.

    • mrhojorisin - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      Who gives a shit?

  2. sisisisisisisi - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    O O

  3. schmedley69 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    It looks like he read it perfectly from the start. Don’t know what Short is talking about there. Great catch. Love the guy’s enthusiasm and defense. If only he could hit and get on base.

    • cur68 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      Yeah. looked like a good read to me, too.

      • paul621 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM

        No no no– you can’t see it in this replay, but from other angles, he CLEARLY didn’t move until well AFTER Lee started his windup. I’m not sure why. If he had, he would have been camped out under that thing.

      • cur68 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        After the windup? So what? That’s when I’d move too. What, he’s supposed to know BEFORE the pitcher throws where the batted ball’s going to be? How do you do THAT?

      • paul621 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        How do you do that? With the sarcasm font, of course. Or maybe I should have ended with an emoticon. :)

        (Now I’m paranoid that maybe I’m missing your sarcasm font…)

      • Francisco (FC) - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:51 PM

        Cur, my sarcasm detector is tingling…

      • cur68 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:50 AM

        What? Well, offside. He didn’t use the sarcasm font.

  4. sisisisisisisi - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    O  O

  5. sisisisisisisi - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    O   O

    • sisisisisisisi - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      O     O

      • sisisisisisisi - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:38 PM

        Cliff Lee owed him a kiss for sure

  6. warpd - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Holy. Shit.

  7. mungman69 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    That’s what he’s paid to do.

  8. jssgriffi - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    When are you idiots gonna figure out this video playback on the app!?!?!? It’s only been 4 years!

    • dondada10 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      I just went to the site from my browser and made the link into a homescreen icon.

      App is ass.

  9. atltoarizona - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Wow, it looks like this new center fielder that wears #42 was a great pick-up(this is sarcasm)

    • tuberippin - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      I see you’re new to using sarcasm.

      Here is a helpful guide that you seem to need:

  10. philliesblow - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    You had to know Revere would make the play of the day on Patriots Day.

  11. Ryan Gaydos - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Reblogged this on Dos of Baseball and commented:
    Ben Revere made another sensational play out in center field for the Philadelphia Phillies tonight.

    • mrhojorisin - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      Great insight! Can I subscribe?

  12. espfdps - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    I can’t wait until we have the technology in America to have video links on smartphone apps. I long for such a day…..

  13. jiminthebay - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Second best outfield catch this old man has seen . Hope I live long enough to see one that beats the 180 degrees away from home plate all-out dive jim edmonds made for the cards way back when . sure wish someone could ring that one up here.

  14. moogro - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Amazing play. Nice play by the cutoff man too. Revere got up and fired his usual noodle. Defensive highlights are so much more fun than offense.

  15. badintent - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    The British are coming , the British are coming, oh hell ! Wrong Revere. But nice wheels, without a horse.

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