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Russell Martin leapt onto the railing chasing a foul ball and almost landed in the first row

Russell Martin leaps onto railing trying for catch

When Mark Teixeira popped up a pitch into the stands during the bottom of the sixth in Friday's 2-1 Blue Jays win over the Yankees, Russell Martin seized the opportunity to check out the action behind home plate.

He ran over and leapt onto the railing -- grabbing the netting for support in what was a stirring Jack Sparrow impression.

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It was a valiant attempt to reel in a foul ball, but it also provided Martin the quickest of glances to see how the fans at Yankee Stadium were enjoying the baseball being played before them. And who knows, maybe Martin was just saying hi to some old friends -- he's played 134 career games at Yankee Stadium, second only to Dodger Stadium.

(Martin, thinking: "Hey, that hot dog looks pretty good.")

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And while he missed Teixeira's popup in the sixth, Martin came ever-so-close to the stands again in the seventh. He flung himself into the netting directly behind home, this time successfully nabbing Stephen Drew for the second out of the inning.

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