No joke! Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees gameCORRECTS ASTROS BATTER TO JON SINGLETON, NOT MARWIN GONZALEZ - Comedian Chris Rock, far right, offers a foul ball he caught off Houston Astros' Jon Singleton to a youngster after catching it in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium.
Rock was sitting in the front row behind Houston's dugout when Astros rookie Jon Singleton lofted a high foul popup toward the third-base side in the seventh inning. Rock raised his arms to catch it, holding a cellphone in his left hand as he shielded his head.
The ball fell inches behind him, bounced off a seat and Rock outreached another fan to corral the souvenir. Rock held the ball aloft, got a cheer from the crowd and then gave it to a young boy.
Rock is a longtime Mets fan and has recorded a ''Let's Go, Mets!'' chant this year for the videoboard at Citi Field. He wore a Yankees hat to Thursday's game.