Leonys Martin nearly climbed out of Globe Life Park in order to rob a homer
Generally speaking, we're all brought up with a keen understanding that stealing things is wrong. If it doesn't belong to you, leave it be, and so on.
Theft is a crime, at least in the so-called "real world" outside the baseball field -- but baseball, like all sports, falls outside those parameters and exists in its own universe.
It's within that universe that we can all gasp in awe at
Notice Martin's smile upon realizing that he had, indeed, come down with the baseball.
A special shout-out is necessary to the Mariners' radio booth, after a call that emphatic. After all, Martin did just effortlessly glide to the wall, bring back a would-be long ball and crack a smile, as if he were as impressed by the play as everybody else (especially right fielder
Though the M's lost the game to the Rangers, 6-3, Martin earns a slot in our "most ridiculous catches of the season" list with this