Found September 19, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Pirates’ catcher Tony Sanchez snagged a pretty amazing foul ball today off the bat of Chris Denorfia, and managed to somehow not end up in the hospital. Check out the gymnastics move he pulled while falling into the Padres’ dugout. Good time to have all that equipment on, huh? Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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