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.
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.