Video: Dodger Fan Records Himself Catching A Home Run
At the Dodger game on Saturday night one lucky fan made a great catch to take home a home run ball and, as Vin Scully put it, get the "selfie of all selfies."
In the top of the fourth inning Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill took a (terrible) pitch from Scott Baker deep into left field to break a tied game with a solo home run (video). Waiting right where the ball lands was a Dodger fan with a blue glove and a camcorder.
Wait, people still have camcorders?
"I would like to see that video," says Diamondbacks announcer Steve Berthiaume. FOX Sports Arizona was able to get a hold of it and show it on their broadcast, as seen above. "Sorry Scott!" the fan can be heard saying to left fielder Scott Van Slyke—who watches the ball sail over his head like Pafko at the wall—as the crowd in the left field pavilion cheer him on.
Vin Scully, of course, also chimed in. "So there I was sitting in the bleachers—I made a magnificent catch," Scully imagines the dialogue in the guy's head.
Ah yes, here's that "selfie of all selfies," as Scully puts it. We're not sure if it quite rises to that title (I think a certain Oscar selfie would disagree), but we'll give Vin Scully a break. He's pretty new to the technology game.
And for you big baseball nerds out there, Saturday's Dodger game was actually the second game that day that ended with a batted ball hitting a runner for the last out. The Angels lost to the Giants earlier that day on the same rule.
Update (10:55): As a reader pointed out on Facebook (h/t Todd Munson), the fan who makes the catch is Bobby Crosby (probably not to be confused with the former baseball player), who makes videos as dodgerfilms. Here's the video he made of Saturday's game: