David Ortiz goes with crotch grab to react to Jose Iglesias’ incredible catch (video)
The Boston Red Sox edged the Detroit Tigers by a score of 4-3 on Thursday night at Comerica Park to take a 3-2 lead in the series and can punch their ticket to the World Series on Saturday within the friendly confines of Fenway Park.
Game 5 was chock-full of highlight-worthy plays, both on defensive side as well as at the plate, but perhaps the greatest play was made by Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias when he miraculously tracked down a David Ortiz popup in short left-center field during the top of the third inning.
Running away from the infield with his back turned to the loopy trajectory of the ball, Iglesisas, at the last moment, stuck out his glove and somehow caught the ball. Ortiz’s reaction of disbelief to the amazing play was priceless. In a crotch-grabbing sort of way.
First the stupefying snag (via MLB.com):
And Ortiz’s trouser-tug in reaction to being robbed of a bloop single (via Instagram):
Yikes. Super-slow-motion instant replay is a great thing and a wonderful technology, but what was captured in that scene might have been a bit much.
[H/T The Awesome Boston]