Two games in a row I've seen Jacoby Ellsbury make superhuman catches: last night up against the sidewall in the left field corner, leaping like he had anti-gravity boots and grabbing through the fan reaching for the ball to rob Kevin Millar; and today, in right field, slamming against the bullpen wall to take away a home run from Aubrey Huff in classic highlight reel style. Tack on two diving catches in center against the pale Sox from over the weekend and you have the trifecta of defensive awesome in one home stand. Old news, I guess, but I guess I'm pleased to know that my pleasure in watching Flash Gordon do his thing in the outfield doesn't dimish through repeated exposure.
"Four people are sitting around a table, talking about baseball, five minutes of it, very dull. Suddenly a bomb goes off. Blows people to smithereens. What does the audience have? Ten seconds of shock." -Alfred Hitchcock