In case you missed SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays on Friday night, we're absolutely confident this is the best foul ball snag you'll see today. During Friday's game between the Yankees and Colorado Rockies, one-armed veteran Michael Kacer snatched a foul popup with his hat. In a move that was all class, he handed it off to his glowing 13-year-old nephew, Isaiah, who was attending his first major league game. Kacer, 29, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, lost his arm in 2008 during a rocket attack in Afghanistan. He was attending Friday's Yankees game as part of a team of wounded veterans visiting New York City to participate in yesterday's Achilles Hope & Possibility 5-Mile Race through Central Park. Kacer, an 11-year National Guard vet and Pirates fan, told the AP on Saturday, “Just like a wild roller coaster ride. Just a thrill. It was quite a stretch. I actually didn’t think I caught it until I brought it back and realized the ball was in the hat.” I don't know about you, but Kacer's catch gets me all sorts of pumped up for Fourth of July and celebrating all things awesome about America. U-S-A. U-S-A. U-S-A. Watch it below.
More details via the Navy Times.
Blogger aside/footnote: The MLB is allowing people to embed videos now?!?! Well hot damn. This just made my Monday morning! Thanks Bud Selig! Can't wait to do more baseball stuff (we know you're reading).