Fan catches 2 homerun balls!

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Mike, May 22, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Throw Up The X! Staff Member

    You can consider yourself pretty luck if you've ever caught a homerun ball in a big league ballpark. For this fan, though, I'm not sure what you can call it. Watch this video as this Cincinnati Reds fan catches not 1, but 2, homerun balls off of back-to-back batters. As the sportscaster says, this guy should be on a plane to Vegas. Ok, maybe not. He could at least go buy a lottery ticket though.

    [video=youtube;Afo7jxw7I3g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afo7jxw7I3g[/video]
     
  2. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52 Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    I was watching the game, it was pretty cool. The second one just kind of fell into his hand.
     
  3. Cool_Hand_Flash

    Cool_Hand_Flash I might be crazy.. Proof: I'm the co-owner.

    Absolutely insane! Seriously, what are the odds of the same guy catching both homerun balls?
     
  4. pwolantern

    pwolantern TCZ's #1 Manningham collector Staff Member

    This was a great story, and if I read this correctly, I heard that he gave both balls away. One went to Mike Leake and the other to the person that gave him the ticket
     
  5. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52 Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    I watched the game last night and they said that he is a local college student and he did give the balls away. It was Leake's first homer and the video shows him giving the other away. In return, the Reds made him an honorary captain last night and he recieved plenty of memorabilia in return, but he did not ask for any of it. They said that he was just stunned to be able to meet some of the players. This is a great story!