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WATCH: Jason Heyward Disappeared in the Outfield, Somehow Made Incredible Catch

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Being a fan of the Chicago Cubs, and thus covering them far more closely than I do any other team, I was not aware of a layout peculiarity at Camden Yards in Baltimore.


Thus, when Jason Heyward went nearly full speed into what looked to be the right field corner in the 9th inning, I thought to myself, “Oh crap, he’s going to smash face first into that wall.”

But then, instead, Heyward simply disappeared.

Turns out, there’s a carveout there in the outfield that allowed Heyward to go the necessary extra 10 feet to make an incredible catch (via @MLB):

That’s such a “what did I just see?” kind of catch. The placement and the timing had to be perfect for Heyward to even have a chance in the first place, and then he had to maintain elite concentration to catch the ball while not plowing into the wall (which is, eventually, there).


Heyward had a good night at the plate, though he still has a way to go to regain the offensive form he had before joining the Cubs last season. The glove, however, has never slumped.


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.