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Can of Corn, or Bucket of Popcorn?

One of the best things about going to the ballpark to catch a Big League game is the food. I'm a hot-dog-with-kraut-and-mustard type of guy, but I also tend to get some popcorn, peanuts and a soft pretzel somewhere around the fifth inning. It's like getting there early to catch batting practice. I gotta do it.

Another hope that most every fan has when watching live Major League action is to catch a foul ball (always to be given to a kid sitting near you, in my opinion). I've seen a lot of amazing grabs in the stands over the years. There are those that bring a glove, some that go barehanded (brave souls) and others that let the ball land and make a mad dash to snag it.

The other night I saw man get his souvenir in a unique way, and I tip my cap to him for both the catch and the originality. This Kansas City Royals fan combined the best of both worlds. He used his bucket of popcorn to catch a foul ball. Willie Mays made the over-the-shoulder basket catch famous, and now this gentleman has made the "Bucket Catch," a Sportscenter highlight. In the world of The Fan, that IS The Hall of Fame.

I applaud you, sir. I just hope you didn't order extra butter.

One of the best things about going to the ballpark to catch a Big League game is the food. I'm a hot-dog-with-kraut-and-mustard type of guy, but I also tend to get some popcorn, peanuts and a soft pretzel somewhere around the fifth inning. It's like getting there early to catch batting practice. I gotta do it.

Another hope that most every fan has when watching live Major League action is to catch a foul ball (always to be given to a kid sitting near you, in my opinion). I've seen a lot of amazing grabs in the stands over the years. There are those that bring a glove, some that go barehanded (brave souls) and others that let the ball land and make a mad dash to snag it.

The other night I saw man get his souvenir in a unique way, and I tip my cap to him for both the catch and the originality. This Kansas City Royals fan combined the best of both worlds. He used his bucket of popcorn to catch a foul ball. Willie Mays made the over-the-shoulder basket catch famous, and now this gentleman has made the "Bucket Catch," a Sportscenter highlight. In the world of The Fan, that IS The Hall of Fame.

I applaud you, sir. I just hope you didn't order extra butter.