From the “Because It’s Friday, That’s Why” file:
We have contemplated in this space a number of times over the years about catching foul balls or homeruns at baseball games and the unchecked items on a life’s bucket list.
We can only imagine that the joy would be like that of a fan in the bleachers at Cleveland’s Progressive Field last night.
That’s a solid read by the fan. As the ball was launched, he had to judge the flight, run down a few stairs, position himself in the gangway and make the catch.
And he also had to be the guy who endured the ribbing of his friends for bringing a glove to the game.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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