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A Blue Jays ballboy made a totally casual, totally expert snag on a sharp foul ball

A ballboy (or ballgirl) at an MLB ballpark is neither a player on the field nor a fan in the stands. He sits there, on the first or third base side, watching the game, but he has a job to do. A responsibility sits squarely on his shoulders. If a baseball comes his way, no matter how quickly, he must try his best to catch it.
During the eighth inning of the Angels' 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday night, a Toronto ballboy snagged a foul ball with the kind of casual, workmanlike expertise from a man on duty: 

He's just a man doing his job, and doing it well.