The guy in the light blue shirt goes where Mike Trout cannot reach.
A fan wearing a Boston Red Sox cap caught two home-run balls hit to the center-field bleachers at Fenway Park on Sunday. Two! Catching one homer in a lifetime might be somebody's dream, but this fan caught one in consecutive innings. The first was a solo homer by Mike Carp in the sixth, followed by a three-run shot by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the seventh, part of Boston's four-homer barrage in a 10-5 victory against the Los Angeles Angels. Carp's home run went 422 feet, Saltalamacchia's traveled 421. Both were caught by the same dude in the front row of section 36. Pretty near where Bernie Carbo went deep during the 1975 World Series.
It's probably happened before in baseball history, but it's hardly an every season occurrence. In 2011, a fan at Camden Yards came away with two home runs in the same game, though he picked one up from the ground.
Both of these homers at Fenway were caught, with no glove by the way, on identical-looking fly balls. Eerie. Also eerie, the celebrity look-alikes near him:
Hey, there, on the right: It's 65-year-old James Hetfield of Metallica! On the left, Christopher Mintz-Plasse from "Superbad" (or young Ed Helms, of "Hangover" fame).
And our ball-catcher looks like of like Cole Hamels of the Phillies.
Well done, Whole Camels!
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