Video: This guy's catch was the top Home Run Derby highlight

July 12, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano outslugged Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, 12-11, in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night. Isn’t it telling that three of the final four in the annual long ball contest -- Boston's David Ortiz lost in the second round -- play against the Orioles in the AL East?

Speaking of depressing things, Chris Berman tried his best to ruin the Home Run Derby by back, back, back, backing a dead horse, and we almost had another tragedy when some idiot fan nearly leaped to his death.

Last week, a 39-year-old Rangers fan, Shannon Stone, died while reaching over the outfield fence in Arlington to snag a ball thrown into the stands by Josh Hamilton at game. And then on Monday night, some moron named Keith Carmickle pretty much jumped out of the bleachers for a home run but was grabbed by his brother.  

“Dude, they were really holding onto me,” Carmickle said.

Dude, you are an imbecile.

The second-best catch of the night came when a 26-year-old fan named Mike Moon made a leaping grab into a swimming pool filled with women in bikinis -- and he managed to keep his draft beer above water, which was an impressive accomplishment.

"I saw the ball, I didn't want to spill my beer and I didn't spill my beer," Moon told reporters later. "I don't really remember what happened. I think I leaned forward, caught the ball, then fell like that. It was pretty cool."

If you missed it, here is the video of Moon’s catch:

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