Found September 24, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
Ryan Flaherty hit a solo home run for the Oriels on Monday, but it was also caught…. by a teammate in the bullpen, with his hat. Luis Ayala, who was in the bullpen alertly saw the ball coming his way and took off his cap and caught the homer with said hat. The home run gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead and more importantly an easy spot on SportsCenter’s top 10. Your browser does not support iframes. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Orioles reliever Luis Ayala catches a homer with his hat

When you're winning, everything goes right for you and your team. In the fifth inning of game one of a doubleheader between the Orioles and Blue Jays, Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty hit a solo homer into the Baltimore bullpen...that reliever Luis Ayala snagged wtih his cap. Sitting in the bullpen, Ayala was just showing off with his glove sitting right next to him. Ayala...

Video: Orioles relief pitcher Luis Ayala catches home run in cap

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