October 21st, 2006

Calvinball

Speaking of Great Catches...

No sooner had I posted the links to two amazing catches by Jim Edmonds on Thursday, than he was involved in yet another spectacular catch that very night in Game 7 of the NLCS. The catch by Endy Chavez of the Mets is one of the best ever, a perfectly timed leap in which he just manages to grab the ball by his fingertips as it leaves the park, and brings it back looking like a sno-cone at the top of his glove. Then he makes a good throw to double up the runner at first base. That runner was... Jim Edmonds. (And that's the rest of the story... </Paul Harvey>)