One man’s attempt to catch a baseball at the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby did not end well.
Jordan Jacobson, who tried catching a ball hit by Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, posted a photo online showing his hand after attempting the play without a glove.
— Jordan Jacobson (@JJacobson13) July 15, 2014
“It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes,” Jacobson told Page Q Sports. “It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball.”
That’s right. The fan not only ended up with a swollen hand, but failed to catch the ball.
Fortunately, Stanton saw Jacobson’s tweet showcasing his swollen hand and decided to provide him with a glove and derby ball.
— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) July 16, 2014
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