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Curtis Granderson’s Catch and Marcus Thames’ Homerun

I have no excuse but despite watching the Tiger game yesterday and seeing Marcus Thames’ homerun and Curtis Granderson’s catch, I completely forgot about them when I wrote up the game last night.  Anyway, if you missed it, Marcus Thames hit the first homerun to straight away centerfield in two years and it was a monster shot that hit off the camera booth up there.  Hittracker has it as the second longest homer by a Tiger in Comerica Park using the standard distance and the fifth longest using true distance.  It also ranks third in speed off the bat but it’s where the ball went that impressed most people.

Then there was Curtis Granderson’s catch.  Pretty much running full speed, he jumped up and saved a homerun off of the bat of Wily Mo Pena.  It ranks right up there with the Gary Matthews, Jr.’s catch last year (yes, the one we were shown a 100 times).

So two great individual performances in one game.  The Big Show was polling which was the more impressive and my vote would definitely go to the catch.  In fact a top notch defensive play in baseball in my opinion, is the most exciting thing around.  Forget your slam dunks or one handed catches in football. 

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