Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Remember the awesome diving catch by the Shark a couple of weeks ago to rob Nyjer Morgan? How about last year's ridiculous backwards sprawling diving catch by the Shark?  Of course you do.  After all, this is why he is nicknamed the Shark.  HE HUNTS DOWN FLY BALLS LIKE A SHARK GOING AFTER IT'S PREY.

Last night, the Shark further demonstrated this talent with a catch that tops all others...

Watch it again and again and again:

Also, to put it into context, keep an eye on the game information.  Bottom of the 12th, 2 on, 2 outs.  This easily would have been a walk-off double had the catch not been made.  To further put it into context, watch the video again, and look out for Mako Morse's celebratory Shark Chomp (still below)

There has been some great writing out there about last night's catch:

Dan Steinberg DC Sports Bog: The Nats react to Roger Bernadina’s game-ending catch- this has some awesome images of the players reactions to the catch!

Also you can vote for it for Web Gem of the Year here. Currently it is winning 86% to 14% for Mike Trout's catch early this season.

Just for kicks, watch the video of his spectacular catch from last year.
If there is anyone out there that doesn't believe he's the Shark, speak now. 

More to come.

1 comment:

  1. Did you guys see Ian Desmond's comment at the end of this article? (I am sure you have, but I thought it was too cool!)