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Twins catcher Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a home run in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Nationals, but Mauer’s most impressive move of the day might have been this behind-the-back catch of a Denard Span foul tip that caromed off the backstop before Mauer deftly snagged the one-hopper behind-his-back like it was no big thing…
To get a better appreciation of Mauer’s hand-eye coordination, here’s his nifty catch in slow motion (via @cjzero)…
Was it a totally meaningless catch by Mauer? Of course it was, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.
[Eye on Baseball]
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Does Joe Mauer have eyes in the back of his head? The below video might show proof of it... It happened during Sunday's Nationals/Twins game and keep an eye as the ball deflects off the Nationals Park backstop and Joe somehow snags it with his glove: Your browser does not support iframes. (Courtesy of Sports Grid)
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