Mets reporter Steve Gelbs barehanded a foul ball while on the air and didn't miss a beat
You know those moments at a ballgame when a fan makes a great play in the stands and the replay flashes on the Jumbotron, usually with an added message of something along the lines of "Sign 'em up!"?
That can basically be applied to SNY reporter Steve Gelbs, who did some serious double-time work in the Mets' 12-8 loss to the Astros in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at Minute Maid Park. In the top of the third, Gelbs was doing a segment on the air from just outside the third-base dugout. Speaking about some of the relief efforts going on in response to Hurricane Harvey's effects in the Houston area, Gelb was interrupted when --
Happy I was able to make the play earlier. Happier I was able to tell the stories of the inspirational people of Houston in the process. pic.twitter.com/Ii3TxsnYlJ— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) September 3, 2017
See that? That's just spectacular. In the clip atop this post, relive the entire scene and pay special attention to how Gelbs -- no stranger to unexpected potential distractions -- didn't fumble any of his words. Instead, he just made the play as if it wasn't a big deal.
Sign him up!