Stop the presses! Stop them and answer this question: is it still a web gem if absolutely zero webbing is involved? We're asking for a friend-- specifically Blue Jays wizard Freddy Galvis, who worked some jaw-dropping magic today against the Oakland A's.
Freddy Galvis with the play of the...........millennium??? pic.twitter.com/pHTm1nUH5y— 12up (@12upSport) April 20, 2019
He... he really just did that.
How is this even possible? His body positioning would seem to have precluded anything of the sort. The way he turns his wrist gives him zero margin for error. His field of view with the ball behind him gives him next to no time to react.
And yet, here we are. Simply incredible.
Freddy Galvis just caught a ball with his bare hand, backwards. pic.twitter.com/wZ9M82H6aH— Andrew Patrick (@AndyMPatrick) April 20, 2019
Even the hometown fans in Oakland have to give the shortstop a standing O for this one. We just witnessed MLB magic.