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Canadian Little Leaguer Thomas Neal makes incredible diving catch (Video)

Whether the Little League World Series interest you or not, you have to admit the fact that kids who are 12 and 13 years old can make plays like the one you see above is amazing. During Friday’s first-round game between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, center fielder Thomas Neal made an incredible diving catch that would be a top play on Sportscenter even if a Major Leaguer had made it. Neal went completely horizontal to preserve a 10-8 lead in the third inning of a game where runs were not exactly a rare commodity.

Amazing catches like this one that Josh Reddick made or this one that Gregor Blanco came down with are rare in the MLB, let alone at the Little League Level. The difference is the big leaguers get paid to make incredible plays. Little Leaguers lay out for the love of the game and nothing more.

H/T Big League Stew


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-M-Lizardi-Jr/100000244922639 Carlos M Lizardi Jr.

    you forget to mention his mother lost her job just to watch this game…sick world we live in man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kitty1937 Katheryn Peschell

    Her boss is a scumbag.  I worked for a CPA and this is down time.  I could maybe understand a little if it was during tax season but not in August..  I love to see this guys name in this article so that the people who agree with me would take their business somewhere else.  And, I hope there are people out there that will offer this woman a job with their firm.  I hope his business reflects how incredibly  inhuman this man is.