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Dad Makes Must See Catch At Reds Game

 
Posted May 1st, 2014 @ 6:52am

By Matt McCoy

Maybe the Reds need to sign some of their fans...or at least one...they could use the help.

Cincinnati lost for the fourth time in five games, 9-4 to the Cubs Wednesday night and the most impressive moment for Cincinnati came on a third inning foul ball by slugger Joey Votto.  

An unidentified fan, holding his son with right arm, reached up and snagged the line drive with his left hand. 

Jim Day on the Reds broadcast team on Fox Sports Ohio, caught up with the fan and asked if he had time to think about being careful, given the fact that he was holding a toddler with one arm.

"No...It was far enough away and that was my glove hand so I was good," the slick fielding Dad said. "It just kind of happened fast."

Turns out the fan played college baseball at Thomas More College. Hey Walt Jocketty...sign him up! 

Blue Jackets Say Thank You To Fans

The excitement and buzz within the fan base during the Blue Jackets playoff run did not go unnoticed by the CBJ front office. On the Blue Jackets website, a thank you letter from owner John P. McConnell, team President Mike Priest and President of Hockey Operations John Davidson was posted Wednesday. 

The letter starts with "What a ride!" It also highlights the youth of the team saying, "The future has never been brighter because as an organization and hockey community we have never been more unified. A talented young team, experienced, respected leaders and coaches, and passionate, enthusiastic fans is a hard combination to beat."

Also included is a video of the excitement created during the playoff series with Pittsburgh. It's pretty cool. Enjoy. 

Nick Foligno With Joel Riley

Game four hero Nick Foligno wrapped up the Blue Jackets season with Newsradio 610 WTVN morning host Joel Riley Wednesday morning. To listen to the interview click here:

 

 

 

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