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This fan risked seared flesh to catch Maikel Franco's screaming liner

This fan risked seared flesh with this catch

To bring the glove or not to bring the glove: that is the question facing any baseball fan before they head to the park. There are those who feel the glove is an essential part of the fan experience while others believe that gloves are akin to being seen at the movies with your parents while in high school. 

On Thursday night, this fan made an amazing barehanded grab on Maikel Franco's screaming liner into the stands. The only thing that could make the catch more impressive was if he somehow took a selfie with the camera he was holding in his free hand. 

Fan catch

Something tells me he may wish that he brought the glove. Because, sure, he's all smiles now, but there's no way that hand isn't throbbing. 

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