View Full Version : Catch of the year

08-09-2006, 06:38 PM
What would you say is the best catch of the year so far?

1. Gary Matthews (7/1/06 Matthews' amazing catch)

2. Ryan Freel (8/8/06 Freel's great night)

3. Raul Ibanez (7/02/06 Ibanez robs Carroll)

4. Coco Crisp (6/29/06 Crisp's stunning catch)

5. Other (post)

08-09-2006, 06:41 PM
That's a tough call. Freel's catch was spectacular and one of the best I've ever seen. It was probably the best this year if you're adding in the circumstances of the game and the teams involved. But, for best overall catch, I'd have to give it to Matthews. I said it when I saw it the first time and I still believe it, it is the best catch I've ever seen. I doubt any of us will ever see a catch above the wall as good as that one.

08-09-2006, 06:42 PM
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08-09-2006, 06:42 PM
That's tough.

What...no Edmonds on the little hill in Houston? :evil:

08-09-2006, 06:45 PM
There the links should work now.

08-09-2006, 08:21 PM
for what it meant to the game, freel wins hands down. Texas still lost that game to the 'Stros' didn't they?

08-09-2006, 08:27 PM
I voted for Freel. The best camera angle definitely goes to Fenway on the Crisp catch. I had never seen an angle that followed the ball like that. It was pretty sweet.

08-09-2006, 09:17 PM
Yeah, I voted for Freel. Not only was it an absolutely amazing catch, it was a potentially game-saving catch to boot.

08-09-2006, 11:33 PM
I truely believe Freels catch was not only game saving but season saving!

08-09-2006, 11:38 PM
Wasn't there a Yankee one (either Melky Cabrera or maybe Bubba Crosby?) that saved a game a big time scoring chance for the Red Sox? It wasn't as eye-popping as Matthews or Crisp's, but it's definitely up there for the mixture of how impressive the catch was and what it meant at the time.

Ah forget it, I'm just playing Devil's Advocate, I'm voting for Freel. :beerme:

08-10-2006, 06:34 AM
cocoa crisp's was game saving and just as (if not more) impressive than freel's.

08-10-2006, 05:08 PM
Matthews JR..he seemed to just rocket up.

08-10-2006, 05:42 PM
wow...that catch by Mathews was amazing.

08-10-2006, 06:30 PM
For best single play, circumstances not included (which I believe is what the question is) GM Jr. hands down.

Anyone who says Freel is on the juice. :KoolAid:

08-11-2006, 12:22 AM
I was there to see Freel's catch at the ballpark. It was simply amazing to watch 40,000 fans stand for 2 minutes applauding. You can say what you want about Reds fans. But one thing is for certain they are the smartest fans in baseball. They realized what that catch meant to the season and to this team. I can only hope there is more magic in Cincinnati as the season comes to a close.

In regards to Freel himself, I dont think there is another ballplayer in baseball today who would have caught let alone attempted that catch. He was face first in the warning track and could have easily drove his head straight into the wall if he had jumped any later. I hope all Reds fans are grateful to be able to watch him play.