Mark Reynolds got just about all of a 94-mph Jake Arrieta fastball Monday night, sending it to the left-field bleachers at Wrigley Field in a real hurry.
The two-out, second-inning home run, Reynolds’ 20th of the year, put the Milwaukee Brewers up 1-0 over the Chicago Cubs.
But, you see, Reynolds’ bomb carries significance moreso because it soared all the way to the last row of seating, where a white-haired, left-handed man with glasses made a beautiful off-balance snow cone catch.
The aged dude is apparently as quick with his mind as he is with his glove.
Immediately following the snag, he grabbed a ball resting on his seat and tossed it back into play.
The broadcast team was even fooled by the subtle trick: ”He throws the ball back into play, but the Brewers will take that home run…”
This great moment in senior citizenry reminds me of the classic “Robbed by a Little Old Lady” scene in “Dumb and Dumber”.
Of course, the old Cubs fan has some competition for Best Switcheroo of the Year honours.
Yeah, that was smooth.