I got the MLB assignment in March. As a member of our MLB highlight unit, I’d get assigned to series featuring some of the big names and big teams. I was slightly hesitant going into the season…I’ve always been a huge Red Sox fan, but never a huge baseball fan in general.
That quickly changed when bananas things started happening during my games. Over the last six months, I became very fortunate to witness crazy catches, mangers flipping their lid, walk-offs, and even a no-hitter.
So here they are…in chronological order, the best, coolest, most ridiculous things that happened during games I cut highlights for during the 2012 baseball season.
June 2: Johan Santana’s no-hitter – I told my story about this pretty much right after it happened. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and so happy for all Mets fans. Especially the ones in attendance, who made my job easier by going absolutely ballistic with each out.
June 27: Mike Trout’s over-the-wall catch – The Troutster was already well on my radar when I got assigned to this Angels-Orioles game in late June, but he was just coming into the national spotlight. When someone makes a fantastic defensive play in a baseball, it is customary to yell “WEB GEM!” in screening, so the baseball staff is aware. When Trout made this catch in the bottom of the 1st, I yelled like Howard Dean.
Just one of the many absurd baseball things Trout did, in possibly the greatest rookie the game has ever seen. Trout has me hook, line and sinker (see what I did there?) for the next 15 years. Continue reading