Did Josh Reddick make the catch of the year on the first day of exhibition games?

Big League Stew

It's not even March yet, so it's impossible to make the catch of the year already, right? Nothing that happens in a spring training exhibition game counts, right? Not to mention the first day of spring training exhibition games, right? Riiiiight? Right, Josh Reddick!?

Uh-oh, Reddick has other ideas. Look at this catch he made Wednesday in the Oakland Athletics' first exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants.

Holy beard power. That's a 10-foot wall he scaled, by the way. The ball came off the bat of new Giants slugger Mike Morse, who later hit another one to the wall in right field that had a chance to leave the yard. Reddick leapt and stole that one too, as you'll see in the second half of the video above.

Let's cut to Jane Lee from MLB.com for reaction from the A's and Giants clubhouses. A couple players weren't just saying it was the best catch of the year, rather the best they'd ever seen. Here's a sampling of the reaction.

Reddick jumped on Twitter after the game and fired off a humble joke:

We have a long way to go before we find out if Reddick's is the "catch of the year." But the rest of the outfielders in MLB now know where the bar sits.

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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