Video: Watch MLB player knock cover off ball — literally

Once again, life imitates art, if improbably. I mean, come on — what are the odds of a batter, even in the majors, knocking the cover off a baseball? One would imagine they are pretty slim, but Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado defied them in a Friday night victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates:

The video of Maldonado’s feat doesn’t quite match the drama of the scene from the film “The Natural” that follows, but give it a day or two. Some enterprising high school kid is sure to slow down the action and add triumphal music:

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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