The Chicago Cubs are 16 games under .500 and lost both games of a doubleheader yesterday, but at least their fans have been solid in the field.
It happened in the ninth inning of San Francisco’s 13-7 victory in the first game of the day-night twofer: Miguel Tejada disproved all known logic and science by hitting a ball into the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field, and a young man (the literal antithesis of that Houston Astros jerk that let a foul ball hit his girlfriend) caught the homer with his bare hands and launched it back onto the field — so far, in fact, that it almost hit Tejada on his way around the bases and rolled into the Giants dugout. I don’t know who this kid is, but I know how his story ends: with an eephus pitch to “Butch” Heddo.
Watch the video here, courtesy of MLB.com, and ask yourself aloud whether or not Tony Campana could’ve made this throw.
The only way it would’ve been better is if the ball had clipped Tejada in the helmet on the way down and knocked him down. If you knock Tejada down, could he even get back up? Is he like a big turtle?
[h/t Big League Stew]