Dexter Fowler patted a Phillies fan on the back after his game-winning catch
When Dexter Fowler is on patrol in the outfield, it often spells bad news for opposing fans. The athleticism that once made him a strong center fielder has helped him in right for the Cardinals, and the last play of their game at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday afternoon offered a challenge.
Andrew McCutchen lifted a high fly ball down the right-field line, toward the corner. Fowler tracked it as it leaned into the stands in foul territory, where a Phillies fan was hoping to catch it and keep the game alive. Fowler emerged victorious ...
One of the best catches of the season! 😱 pic.twitter.com/xjWGcHqOh1— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 30, 2019
... but at least offered a conciliatory pat on the back for the disappointed fan. What a guy.
So while the Phillies fan didn't get to go home with a souvenir, he at least got to make contact with Fowler. You laugh, but the guy has magic hands. I call that a win.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.