Hey Man, Nice Catch!

New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada will have to fight it out for second billing as New York’s top catcher for a little while. There’s a new catcher in town and his name is Felix Vazquez. He made the most important catch of all yesterday – a newborn baby. From The New York Daily News:

With flames raging behind her, Bronx mom Tracinda Foxe held her newborn son out of her third-floor window yesterday, hoping to get air back into his tiny lungs, when she saw a crowd gathered below.

She prayed. And then Foxe did the only thing she thought she could do to save her son: She dropped him.

…One-month-old Eric Guzman fell 30 feet through the frigid morning air – and, miraculously, landed safely in the arms of Felix Vazquez, a city Housing Authority supervisor.

“I didn’t think – I just wanted to get him,” said Vazquez, who, appropriately enough, is the catcher on the nearby Forest Houses baseball team. “I just reacted.”

The grab was recorded by a surveillance camera.Nice catch Felix!

See the video.

Update: Apparently Paul LoDuca is the Mets catcher, which is what I get for not playing Fantasy Baseball…

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