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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins might want to add their ball boy to the roster.
In the top of the fourth inning of Thursday's game between the Twins and White Sox, Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez hooked a ball foul down the third-base line. A ball boy, seated in a stool and equipped with a glove, made a leaping catch to snag the line drive. While he landed hard on the warning track, he hung onto the ball to complete the grab.
As it turns out, the ball boy has a name many Minnesota fans will recognize: Paul Neshek, the younger brother of former Twin and current Oakland A's pitcher Pat Neshek. The elder Neshek, who went to high school in Minnesota, pitched for the Twins from 2006-10 before the Padres claimed him off waivers in 2011.
The catch elicited a standing ovation from the Twins fans at Target Field and was even given its own replay on the video board. Minnesota has turned in a handful of highlight reel catches this year, but the ball boy may have taken the cake.
A few pitches later, Ramirez blooped a single into shallow center field. Surprisingly, the ball boy did not make the catch.
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Paul Neshek, a ballboy for the Minnesota Twins, made the play of the day Thursday at Target Field, leaping out of his shoes to snare an Alexei Ramirez foul ball. Neshek didn’t exactly stick the landing, but he held onto the ball, gaining him a round of applause from fans along the third-base line.
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