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Derrick Salberg loses out on ESPY, then rips Tim Tebow

You remember Derrick Salberg? He’s the community college outfielder that made this incredible catch. Salberg was nominated for “Best Play” at the ESPYs but lost to Christian Watford whose buzzer-beater helped Indiana hand national champion Kentucky its first loss of the season.

Apparently Salberg was pretty salty about losing out on the ESPY, because he sent the following tweet after Tim Tebow won the very next ESPY for “Best Moment”:

Don’t worry Salberg, you’re not alone.

UPDATE – As Jimmy Traina pointed out in Hot Clicks, Colts punter Pat McAfee wasn’t thrilled with Tebow either:

Lower Columbia College’s Derrick Salberg makes amazing leaping catch over wall to save playoff win (Video)

That preposterous catch you see above was made by Lower Columbia College (Wash.) outfielder Derrick Salberg, whose backwards leaping grab over the outfield fence saved an LCC victory over Everett College on Friday in the first round of the NWAACC Baseball Championships. With LCC nursing a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, Salberg’s catch robbed Everett of a game-tying homer and ended the game.

“By far the best catch I’ve ever made,” Salberg told The Daily News. “I was waiting for the bullpen pitchers to tell me I was getting close to the fence. Thank God I didn’t run into the fence and I’ve got some hops.”

Salberg added this on Twitter:

That can happen when you go full airborne blindly over fences to make catches that win playoff games for your team.

H/T The Big Lead