Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday prior to a two-game series at Citi Field after missing time due to a hyperextended right knee. The well-known WWE fan showed no signs of rust Wednesday night as he reached behind a fan to make an amazing catch.
With the A's already up 6-0 in the third inning, Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. led off the inning by hitting a pop foul down the right-field line. Reddick had a bead on the ball but had to negotiate a short fence and a man in the front row. The 27-year-old outfielder somehow went around the middle-aged patron who was holding a cell phone in his left hand. "He didn't know whether to take a picture or try to catch the ball. He was caught in between," pointed out CSN Bay Area analyst Ray Fosse. Thankfully, Reddick knew what to do.
— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) June 26, 2014
The A's went on to win 8-5.
History in Omaha
Moving to the College World Series, Vanderbilt's John Norwood hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to give the Commodores' their first long ball since May 16 and a 3-2 lead over Virginia. The solo shot proved to be the game-winner as the program that has given us big leaguers like David Price and Pedro Alvarez in recent years won its first national championship.
Back to Big D
Finally in the NBA, the New York Knicks sent Tyson Chandler back to the Metroplex. The big man — who helped Dirk Nowitzki win a title in 2011 — was part of a six-player swap with the Dallas Mavericks.