Didi Gregorius makes insane backwards catch (GIF)
Didi Gregorius made an insane catch on Tuesday night that would leave Jim Edmonds impressed.
The Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop chased down a popup to shallow center to end the top of the seventh against the San Diego Padres. Alexi Amarista hit the ball to no man’s land in the outfield, leaving Gregorius as the player closest to the ball. He ran directly backwards and made the catch over his head while moving away from the ball the entire time. It was an incredible play. The guy was doing the freaking limbo while catching a fly ball that came in from the wrong direction.
I know what all you Kevin Towers lovers are thinking: no way Derek Jeter could do that.
Here’s another angle to look at the crazy catch:
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GIF via Cork Gaines/Business Insider