An amazing catch and a classic prank

Or, reeling in a home run and a reliever.

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was robbed of a home run last night on an incredible leaping catch by Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who scaled the fence - again, I went there - and made one of the finest plays ever witnessed at Camden Yards.

Maybe it’s No. 1. I’ll leave that debate to everyone else.

“For sure, that’s probably the best play I’ve seen against me,” Hardy said. “Maybe the best I’ve seen against anyone else, too. Pretty good.”

In case you missed it, here’s the video. Check out Trout’s reaction, too. The kid is a joy to watch.

Also, manager Buck Showalter and closer Jim Johnson pranked reliever Darren O’Day for MLB Fan Cave. Also an instant classic.

You’ve got to appreciate Showalter’s acting skills. Even better than his cameo on Seinfeld. And this time, no cotton uniforms.

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