Amazing Ball girl catch


Category:  The Lighter Side/ Humor

Via:  it-is-me  •  last year  •  32 comments

Amazing Ball girl catch
what an amazing play !!!!!!!

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Ball Girl outshines player !


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It Is ME
1  seeder  It Is ME    last year

I love stuff like this.

Makes Life Grand. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

1.1  MrFrost  replied to  It Is ME @1    last year

Very nice! There are several of these on youtube, could watch it all day long. 

It Is ME
1.1.1  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  MrFrost @1.1    last year
Very nice! There are several of these on youtube, could watch it all day long. 

I love it ! jrSmiley_34_smiley_image.gif

So much fun and good things happening out there ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

1.2  MAGA  replied to  It Is ME @1    last year

Indeed it does.  That was a nice play.  She should get a look at a college softball scholarship for that effort. 

Vic Eldred
1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  It Is ME @1    last year

Holy Smoke!!!

2  sandy-2021492    last year

That video is on my Facebook page.  What athleticism.  Those boys need to up their game.

It Is ME
2.1  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2    last year

I luv the ones when the Big Boys help the little ones too !

Brave Girl. Ya know that one hurt, but she stood her ground as long as she could.

Cheers to her ! jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg

You could see Potro was hurting too !

2.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  It Is ME @2.1    last year

Good sportsmanship on the part of both.  Tough girl, very professional.

It Is ME
2.1.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.1    last year
Tough girl, very professional.


You could see she wanted to double over.

Girls are tough. jrSmiley_12_smiley_image.gif

Bob Nelson
3  Bob Nelson    last year


4  JohnRussell    last year

Is that for real?   It makes me wonder if videos are doctored.  If you watch it in the slow motion (after 25 second mark) she has her back completely turned to the ball and has taken her eye off it as she jumps up the side of the wall. Then at lterally the last split second she picks up the ball with her vision and catches it. It would be extremely unlikely someone could take their eye off the ball in flight and then miraculously find it again just before it hits their glove. 

If she actually did it, god bless her, that would be the greatest catch ever made in a baseball game.  

Freedom Warrior
4.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year

  I do what you’re describing on an irregular basis you can develop a knack for it.

Release The Kraken
5  Release The Kraken    last year

I hate to burst your bubbles, but it's a fake. It's from a Gatorade commercial.

5.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    last year

Darn, you're right.  Not as flashy, but here's another one:

It Is ME
5.1.1  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1    last year

The Red Sox Ball Girls are great too !

Been there a few times and seen it !

It Is ME
5.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    last year

Then they did a great job of faking everything in it, like The ball players in shock, the fans cheering exactly when she caught it, the commentators on the catch, and the Ball Girl herself.


Was it real and Gatorade just used it in their commercial.

5.2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  It Is ME @5.2    last year

It was planned as a commercial, but they decided not to distribute it as such.  The footage got leaked somehow and went viral.

It Is ME
5.2.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.2.1    last year

Damn !

Great Stunt girl though. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

Most pro's can't do that well.

Split Personality
5.2.3  Split Personality  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.2    last year

She was hoisted by wires which were digitally removed from the final version of the Gatorade commercial.

An Element 79 Ad Agency Fabrication

The hoax was conceived by Chicago ad agency Element 79 and directed by Baker Smith. "It's certainly an amazing fabrication of an amazing play," writes Bob Garfield of Advertising Age . "The ball girl is a stuntwoman who was lifted by cables as she planted her feet against the wall, a sequence cut into the actual game footage and enhanced with a bit of CGI and a perfectly natural-sounding announcer track."

Baker was going for a Parkour-type move by the ball girl. He shot the footage right after the actual ball game in Fresno between the Grizzlies and the Rainiers. He used rigging and had the stunt woman pulled up by the wires tugged by two stuntmen. The ball itself was animation added to the footage. The lovely stunt woman was Phoenix Brown.

The footage was intended for an ad for Gatorade, but Element 79 lost that account before the ad was to be delivered. The Ball Girl commercial eventually aired during the 2008 All-Star Game. Meanwhile, the footage was posted to YouTube and became a viral sensation. Gatorade is not mentioned in the video, but they don't mind that a bottle is shown at the end.

Regardless, it continues to be shown in many compilations of good catches/stops by MLB sideline attendees, mostly young women.

The young ladies from southern California, particularly in San Diego and LA are the best in MLB, imho.

It Is ME
5.2.4  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Split Personality @5.2.3    last year

Red Sox ball girls are prettier. jrSmiley_16_smiley_image.gif

Split Personality
5.2.5  Split Personality  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.4    last year

Well, you are probably prejudiced because you are a BRS fan..

I made my judgement based on years of coaching baseball and softball at every level up to Division AAA college,

in CA and PA and lots of travel ball to other mostly east coast states.

The majority of Southern Cal ladies played the game with the same abandon as their brothers, uncles and fathers.

They do not prance, run like girls, throw like girls or avoid line drives or short hops.

They are the true beauties of the true game.

5.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    last year
I hate to burst your bubbles, but it's a fake

I knew it. No one could catch that ball when it got so close to them after taking their eye off it. 

Looked great though. 

Release The Kraken
5.3.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  JohnRussell @5.3    last year

Your suspicions were spot on!

Buzz of the Orient
5.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @5.3    last year

Way to go, John. You've got extraordinary ability to spot those kinds of things.

5.4  MrFrost  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    last year

That sucks, but still cool as hell. 

5.4.1  MAGA  replied to  MrFrost @5.4    last year


Buzz of the Orient
5.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    last year

So the video's just a fake.  Thanks for saying so, now I don't feel so bad for being unable to see it.

6  JohnRussell    last year

Here's a real one. It's not a girl though. ( He does have a pony tail. )

6.1  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @6    last year

The announcer said he jumped 10 feet after catching the ball.   It was actually more like 20 ft. 

Here's an interesting video about the guy 20 years later.

He says his catch was listed by ESPN as one of the five greatest NFL catches of all time ( and he wasn't even a player!)

7  MrFrost    last year

A compilation...

Freedom Warrior
8  Freedom Warrior    last year

  If she can swing a bat she’s on my team 

9  sandy-2021492    last year

Saw this one on Facebook, and had to share:


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