George Springer can hit home runs. The Houston Astros rookie outfielder has already smashed 19 long balls in his first 74 games in the big leagues. But the 24-year-old phenom reminded us he's more than just a slugger Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers.
With Texas up 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning, Rangers designated hitter Alex Rios led off the frame with a drive to deep center field at Globe Life Park. Springer chased it down, smashing into the wall to make an incredible catch. And he did it without looking the ball into his glove, with his right arm extended to brace himself to make the amazing grab. Springer went 2-for-5 at the plate as Houston won 8-4. But it was that no-look catch that stood out.
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Finally, while vacationing with his family, Florida State football head coach Jimbo Fisher reeled in a shark larger than he is!
Fishing with the boys! pic.twitter.com/23e0AJGf2P
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