Pittsburgh Pirates’ Travis Snider made what could be considered the best catch of the year off a bomb from New York Mets’ Mike Baxter Thursday afternoon.
He scaled the wall, Spiderman-style, to get Baxter out and rob the Mets of what would have been a game-tying homer.
Twitter erupted with accolades shortly from awe-struck baseball fans shortly after.
Wait till you see the Spidermanish catch by Travis Snider, robbing a Mets home run. Gotta be one of the five MLB plays of the year.
— Peter King (@SI–PeterKing) September 27, 2012
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 27, 2012
— Brett Martin (@brettmartin) September 27, 2012
Travis Snider. Might be catch of the year. Ball was 2-3 feet over the wall twitter.com/fsmikey/status…
— Mikey (@fsmikey) September 27, 2012
Travis Snider… That was a ridiculous catch! Always wanted to rob someone of a home run, but that’s just nasty! ?
— Katrina Gallagher (@KatGallagher27) September 27, 2012
OMG Travis Snider just made a catch in worthy comparison to Rajai Davis’s if not better!!!!!!!
— Rapmarz (@RapMarz16) September 27, 2012
Travis Snider was able to get up for that catch because of all the baggage he unloaded in Shi Davidi’s piece.
— Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) September 27, 2012
Read more about what makes Snider tick, and more importantly all that he’s been through to get to this point in his baseball career in Shi Davidi’s “Snider Saga”.