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Greatest catch of all time?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Columbo, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    To me... yes.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    I'll complete the trifecta ...

    Maybe so.
  4. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    HELL NO! A fantastic catch, but not GOAT.
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Not Willie Mays.

    Not Otis Nixon.

    Not Torii Hunter in the All-Star Game.

    Not Kevin Mitchell barehanded at Busch.

    Not Jeter.

    Then, you add in the meaning of it.

    Not close.
  6. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Willie Mays' catch came in the World Series, on a dead run, about 430 feet away from the plate. Gimme a fucking break. Fantastic, yes. No way in hell is it the GOAT
  7. TigerFan55

    TigerFan55 New Member

    It was an incredible catch and one that we will see for many years to come (especially if the Mets win), but not the greatest. The Edmonds catch in '97 where he caught the ball over his shoulder while diving backwards might get my vote.
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    There is no way Mays' over-the-shoulder is better than that.

    No fucking way.

    Chavez took none of those baby steps to set up a BS home run robber... that was full-run, ice cream cone.

    The ball had to have been 12 feet above the ground.
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    You have to factor in the stakes.

    At least, that was my premise.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Sorry Columbo. But give me Al Gionfriddo robbing Joe D--and Joe D kicking the dirt--any day over Chavez.
  11. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    That might have been the stupidest thing ever posted, which on this site, is saying something. Mays' catch was in a World fucking Series, and had a higher degree of difficulty to boot.
  12. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Definitely greatest catch of all time ...
    of the night.
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