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You want butter on that great catch, kid?

Thursday night's Padres-Astros game in Houston, a 7-3 San Diego victory, had three notable components: Alexei Amarista's grand slam to cap a six-run ninth inning, the Padres wiping out a 119-game losing streak when trailing after eight, and Andrew Cashner's bid for a no-hitter getting lost in the seventh (and the Padres, remember, have never thrown once since they were born in 1969).

But it's also getting plenty of notice from MLB Network, Deadspin and others for this video gem -- a kid in the box seats behind home plate made what appeared to be a routine catch of a foul pop. But look closely and see what he used to corral the ball.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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