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With fielding now seemingly a secondary skill for most Major Leaguers, the catch by a Los Angeles Dodgers' ball girl during last night's game against the Chicago Cubs was a breath of fresh air.
With two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Chicago Cubs' slugger Anthony Rizzo ripped a foul ball down the right-field line that was headed for front few rows of the stands – on a line ... going at more than 100 mph.
That was until a certain Dodgers' ball girl decided to flash some serious leather.
Time to break this down. One of the league's most powerful hitters scorches a foul ball with a reported exit velocity of 101 miles per hour. Some fans duck out of the way while others make some sort of attempt at grabbing the liner. One white-haired woman takes full cover as her likely husband sticks his hand out to potentially grab the ball.
Enter: Dodgers' ball girl. She calmly tracks the ball, leaps and snags it cleanly out of thin air, much to the delight of the fans sitting behind her. To top it all off, she concluded her performance with one of the swaggiest shrugs the world has seen since Michael Jordan against the Portland Trailblazers.
Well done, Dodgers' ball girl, well done.
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