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A Mariners fan threw his sweatshirt in the air to catch a homer, but the effort failed spectacularly

There are great examples of fans making catches in the stands, and then there's .... this.

In Monday night's Royals-Mariners game at T-Mobile Park, Mariners catcher Tom Murphy clubbed a homer to left-center in the fifth inning. As the ball headed down toward the stands, one fan tried something drastic in an attempt to catch the prized souvenir: he threw his sweatshirt jacket into the air, the same way you might sometimes jokingly toss a glove up and hope it'll somehow snare the ball.

Quite obviously, this did not work -- but it created a pretty amusing visual.

This is silly.

No successful catch, no prized souvenir. But an attempt was made. Take it away, internet ...