To this, we can add…. Mike Trout:
As Spring Training games happen, I will have this feature, in which I humorously jump to crazy conclusions based on what has happened in the Spring Training games. These are not meant to be serious.
As you can see, with these catches (especially the first one), all of the world’s problems ended. As Reddick scaled the wall like Spider-Man to rob Michael Morse not once but twice, children around the world learned to sing in perfect harmony, lost puppies found their way home, achey backs no longer ached, peace descended on the Middle East, climate change was solved, diseases were cured, and all copies of Batman & Robin spontaneously combusted.
Or something like that.
A few days ago, I posted the video of Hiroshima outfielder Masato Akamatsu and his so-called “Spider-Man” catch.
Travis Snider did basically the American version of that catch yesterday:
A few years ago, Masato Akamatsu of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp made one of the greatest catches in baseball history. I recently stumbled across it again, so here it is:
You can see, of course, why it’s been called the “Spider-Man Catch”.