Monday, August 09, 2010

Nice catch 

Watch this video, now gone viral:

I can't tell if Masato Akamatsu really "makes one of the greatest catches ever," or if the fence is actually short in height, and that makes the play doable. I don't think, however, that Willie Mays needs to lose sleep that Akamatsu's glove will go down in history as being superior. Nonetheless, nice catch.

Also, I don't understand a word of Japanese, but still enjoyed the tone of the commentary.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Aug 09, 04:48:00 PM:

Willie Mays shouldn't be in the conversation - if his catch of the Vic Wertz fly ball was not in the World Series, it would have been long forgotten. The greatest catch ever is the one made by Gary Matthews Jr. a couple of years ago, and this Japanese CF comes very close.

Coach Paul

PS Can't argue with a "coach," can you?  

By Blogger MTF, at Mon Aug 09, 05:42:00 PM:

That is indeed one helluva catch.  

By Blogger SR, at Tue Aug 10, 12:00:00 AM:

Must have been paying attention the sure bet first Japanese Hall of Famer:


By Blogger Progressively Defensive, at Tue Aug 10, 10:05:00 AM:

How cool was he after; so cool at first one can't even tell if he caught it. Then he just tosses it from glove to throwing hand and throws it nonchalantly back to the infield. Yeah ... you know ... almost like a a young me.  

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