Thursday, September 27, 2012

Travis Snider makes one of the greatest catches you'll ever see

The big news around CitiField Thursday was Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey going for his 20th win of the season and Mets legend Keith Hernandez getting his iconic mustache shaved off in the parking lot.

That was until Pittsburgh Pirates rightfielder Travis Snider made one of the greatest catches you will ever see a player make — robbing the Mets Mike Baxter of what looked like a sure home run.

The Pirates led 2-1 in the bottom of the second when Baxter's shot looked like it was going to clear the left field fence.  That's when Snider used the chain link fence as a launchpad to get his glove about 13 feet in the air and make the remarkable catch.

Pirates starter Kevin Corriea just stared in shock that Baxter didn't launch his pitch over the wall.

Even Mets fans were cheering the acrobatic catch.


Snider was playing his first game in Flushing and must have scouted the chain link fence before the game.

Snider's amazing play is one for the ages.

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