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One of the best catches of all time

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15 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

man that announcer could not have cared less

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27 minutes ago, bmags said:

man that announcer could not have cared less

I feel like I saw that live, and Hawk was losing his mind.  Obviously this is the Detroit call.

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1 minute ago, southsider2k5 said:

I feel like I saw that live, and Hawk was losing his mind.  Obviously this is the Detroit call.

Still funny to me. While an opponent getting a big hit you can easily be indifferent about. But when you see amazing catches its always a surge of awe.

I recreated the calderon catch maybe 1000 times on my back deck, the bo jackson wall climber too.

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Just now, bmags said:

Still funny to me. While an opponent getting a big hit you can easily be indifferent about. But when you see amazing catches its always a surge of awe.

I recreated the calderon catch maybe 1000 times on my back deck, the bo jackson wall climber too.

Yeah, I could never do it as an announcer.  Over my years I have seen some future NBA players making plays that kids at that level make against normal HS players, and I give the play its due.

I got lucky to do some broadcasting again this year and covered the local Regional basketball championship and saw two kids signed at ND, and one who just signed at UNC as one of the top HS players in the country for next years, and when they made those kind of plays, I gave them the fair amount of excitement.

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Thankfully Detroit has a new stadium otherwise our next trip there Eloy would try to duplicate that catch.

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6 minutes ago, RG23SoxFan said:

Thankfully Detroit has a new stadium otherwise our next trip there Eloy would try to duplicate that catch.

And breaking his neck somehow.

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Posted (edited)

It was the greatest play that never got the notoriety it deserved. Probably just because his last name wasn't Edmonds, Trout or Griffey.

Edited by SpringfieldFan

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I wonder what the expected batting average was on that.

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It was an ABC game. Jim Palmer. Monday Night.

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1 hour ago, bmags said:

Still funny to me. While an opponent getting a big hit you can easily be indifferent about. But when you see amazing catches its always a surge of awe.

 

Had one of these situations at the Cape Cod League game this past weekend. Sitting out by the opposing bullpen, bunch of 20 year olds that know they aren't pitching that day and just having a fun time out of it. Every play for the home team, these guys are jawing them, making jokes like "showboat didn't need to dive", anything like that - any "plus" play the home team made was getting derided by these guys having a fun time.

Then there's a hot liner at the RFer into the setting sun, RFer made an awesome play diving in on the ball hit straight at him. Opposing bullpen all stood up and clapped for him.

Game respects game.

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2 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

I remember watching this!! I think because of that ledge on the wall, Tiger Stadium was the only major league park that that catch could have been made. 

 

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Another Sox great catch was by Daryl Boston, can't remember the year but he was playing left at old Comiskey and running full blast towards the foul line on a ball slicing away in foul territory, Boston jumped on the railing of the low box seats caught the ball and wound up in the 3rd row of seats, spectacular catch.

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At first I thought it was (insert name, if I wasnt at work I'd look it up) the guy who preserved Marks NO NO in 2009

But this one is much bettter :)

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9 minutes ago, The Grinder said:

At first I thought it was (insert name, if I wasnt at work I'd look it up) the guy who preserved Marks NO NO in 2009

But this one is much bettter :)

Dewayne Wise

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Calderon wasn't known for his defensive prowess

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3 minutes ago, RG23SoxFan said:

Dewayne Wise

Thank you I was gonna say Daryl somebody.....

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Great plays 

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On 7/28/2021 at 7:44 AM, The Mighty Mite said:

Another Sox great catch was by Daryl Boston, can't remember the year but he was playing left at old Comiskey and running full blast towards the foul line on a ball slicing away in foul territory, Boston jumped on the railing of the low box seats caught the ball and wound up in the 3rd row of seats, spectacular catch.

I am probably wrong but I recall him diving over the wall and into the stands at full speed.  It was a long time ago.  I agree that catch was amazing.  I may be remebering it better than it was.

The thing about Calderon's catch is that ledge is actually pretty high. 

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