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(Video) Twins OF Ben Revere Is Good At Running Up Walls And Catching Baseballs

Please enjoy the above video until the meanies at MLB put the kibosh on it by invoking copyright infringement rules (update: replaced with embedded version – thanks, MLB.com!) It features Minnesota Twins center fielder Ben Revere making an incredible over-the-shoulder catch of a Vladimir Guerrero shot to the warning track. The fact that Revere runs up the outfield wall in the process makes it all the more impressive. Revere’s miraculous catch and all-around exciting brand of play is at least giving Twins fans something to marvel at while the team plays out the string in an otherwise disappointing season, inspiring fans to reminisce back to the days when Kirby Puckett and then Torii Hunter patrolled the outfield for the Twinkies.

Said Revere (via the Star Tribune):

“I saw the way my glove ran into the wall and I bounced off,” Revere said. “When I saw (Michael) Cuddyer and (Jason) Kubel, their jaws just dropped. … I looked in to make sure it didn’t come out. I was sort of like, I did! It didn’t come out! Wow!”

Wow, indeed. Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire was equally impressed:

“That might be one of the best catches I’ve ever seen considering he ran 50, 60 yards to catch the ball,” Gardenhire said. “And then all the way over his head and jumping into the wall. That’s probably one of the best you’re going to see.”

Between this play and the unconventional triple he hit earlier this season when he somersaulted as he rounded second and headed into third, this kid might give reason for the Twins to have some optimism regarding this kid’s future. The future of the team as a whole? That might be another thing altogether.

UPDATE: See? I told you they would pull it. Watch it here, for now.

Revere’s catch highlights a night when little else goes right for Twins in 4-1 loss to Orioles [Star Tribune]