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Mike Moustakas' ALCS rail-flipping, stands-crashing catch is getting the tribute it deserves

Image via Royals on Twitter

It was the top of the sixth inning in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. Adam Jones hit a high pop up into foul territory by third base. Mike Moustakas chased the soaring ball over to the stands and didn't think twice: He stretched out over the railing, flipped over and landed in the laps of the fans on the other side. Oh, and he made the catch.

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It was one of many impressive and memorable defensive plays made by the Royals last postseason. And now, the feat is memorialized in the most fitting of baseball tributes: Bobblehead.

Moustakas' teammates approve of this veritable work of art, which will be given away during the Royals' game on June 20 against the Red Sox.

WHAT!!!! So tight! #moooooooooooooooooooooooo #bestbobbleheadever

A photo posted by Eric Hosmer (@hosmer305) on

Really, the resemblance is uncanny:

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And here's the moment from the front:

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OK, and here it is from every angle you could ever want:

A bobblehead-worthy catch if we ever saw one.