Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Insane catch par for the course - for Red Sox fan

Some of you might have seen this crazy guy jumping head first down several steps at Fenway Park the other day to catch a foul ball, and I'm here to tell you that his actions weren't at all out of character. That's right, I know this madman, because he's my sister's brother-in-law, Ben Day.

The death-defying catch has made Day something of a celebrity, landing him on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays and splashing GIFs of the event all over the internet. In case any of you were concerned, Day is feeling just fine after vaulting headlong onto the Fenway Park concourse - this certainly isn't the first diving catch he's made in his time, as he was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school.

In a way, Ben's catch somehow echoes the best of Red Sox Nation: as a group we tend to be dedicated, unconcerned with the odds that we might end up hurt, and just a little bit crazy. I will, however, admit that most of us aren't capable of such an impressive feat of athleticism and hand-eye coordination.

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