We will suggest — and people will obviously disagree because it’s baseball after all — that this is one of the greatest catches in the history of baseball.
It also answers the question: If you catch a ball, but you end up out of the park/playing field, is it a homerun?
Austin Jackson made the catch during last night’s Boston-Cleveland game at Fenway Park, won by the Red Sox in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off three-run homerun. Baseball is a cruel game.
Still unanswered: Does a great catch matter if you still lose 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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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