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Dexter Fowler Puts First Homer into New RF Bleachers, Fan with a Painful Miss (VIDEO)

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If you were wondering which Chicago Cubs player would be the first to deposit a home run ball into the newly-finished right field bleachers, it didn’t take long to get an answer. Dexter Fowler homered in the first game of the newly-opened bleachers, and a fan got into perfect position to catch the ball …



I’ve watched this in slow-mo enough times to say that, no, he doesn’t take that one in the primary part of the groin. It looks like an upper thigh shot, but boy was that close. I now know that if I’m ever in a position to catch a homer like that, I will turn my hips slightly, just in case the ball goes through my hands.

Also, it’s too rapid to see, but there was a group of us in the frame at the far left for a little bit, as Fowler’s homer was about 15 people to our left. I totally would have caught it, though. With one hand. No meaningful groin risk.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.