Addison Reed stars in nominee for 'Most Casual Catch of a Comebacker Ever'
Reed makes casual snare of comebacker
When a batter slaps a ball back toward the pitcher, it really is no laughing matter. Other than the catcher and umpire, the pitcher is the closest person to the batter in the field of play. Their reaction time has to be faster than nearly all of the other fielders -- they only have about 60 feet between them and that small white orb.
In Monday's NLDS Game 3 between the Mets and the Dodgers, right-hander Addison Reed found himself in such a predicament after jamming Los Angeles outfielder Carl Crawford in on the hands.
Reed, however, didn't panic. Quite the opposite in fact:
OK, so maybe it wasn't the hardest hit ball in the history of MLB, but it'd be tough to find a more casual snare of a comebacker. Reed was just like, "Oh, hey, that baseball's comin' over here -- I guess I may as well catch it. Well, that was fun. So, where's the best place to get Thai food nearby?"
Meanwhile, poor Crawford was crestfallen, and the Mets went on to win, 13-7, giving them a 2-1 series lead. But, don't worry Carl -- Game 4 starts Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on TBS.