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This Nationals fan's barehanded catch showed that a great game is built on a strong start

As a fan, getting involved early -- be it through a good meal at the park or even finding a great parking space -- can set the tone for a strong experience overall.

In the first inning of the Nationals' 6-1 win over the Orioles Thursday night, this fan got off to a great start with a fearless barehanded grab:


A barehanded catch on a line drive stands on its own as a remarkable achievement, but this fan's catch was elevated by the fact that he snatched the ball away from a gloved fan waiting behind him.

The Nationals put up four runs in the first inning Thursday night, but this fan may have gotten off to an even more exciting start.