Lightning struck twice for a Dodgers fan who caught two home run balls on Saturday
For most baseball fans, catching a home run in a Major League game is a once-in-a-lifetime event. If you ever happen to catch a second MLB homer, then that's remarkably special.
What about catching two in the same game? Well, that just sounds patently absurd.
Except that's exactly what happened to one lucky Dodgers fan on Saturday night against the Marlins. His team fell behind, 10-0, but made a spirited comeback to bring the final score to 10-6.
The fan caught Hernandez's home run ball, and two innings later, guess where
Your eyes do not deceive you. The man who caught the homers in the two videos above is the exact same person.
A closer look:
That is simply mindboggling. It must be a left-center-field thing because the fan on Friday night who didn't realize that she caught
The Saturday night fan's fortune brings back memories of Astros fan Shaun Dean. He went to Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS between Houston and Atlanta and somehow caught both Lance Berkman's eighth-inning grand slam and Chris Burke's walk-off homer to end the series.
In 2014, MLB.com's Mark Newman asked Dean what it took to catch two homers in the same game. It was a simple reply: "Being at the right place at the right time."
Just like Dean, that Dodgers fan found himself in the right place at the right time, and an unforgettable memory was made.