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Watch the very best plays from the last week in MLB

We hope you were paying attention this week, because there was a lot of stuff going on in MLB. The Orioles got an Olympic shoutout. Tim Tebow announced his baseball aspirations. A Pirates fan went for a foul ball and came away with a face full of nachos. The Royals lost their beloved Rally Mantis. A-Rod said goodbye.

And Starling Marte provided the soundtrack for it all:


Plus, you know, there was a ton of actual baseball played. That means it's time for you to tell us what were the best plays of the week.

Best offensive play

A seven-hit game, a three-homer performance, a fitting goodbye and a pair of historic debuts. 

Best defensive play

A pair of impressive catches in center field, a throw from the ground and a quick-thinking team up.

Best pitching performance

One complete game, a near no-hitter and a lot of strikeouts.

Niftiest slide

The closest of calls, a faceplant for the ages, an Olympic swim team audition and some fancy footwork.