Joe Mauer Makes Ridiculous Backhanded Grab Behind Home Plate – VIDEO
Check out this amazing catch that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer made during the fifth inning of the Twins’ game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon.
On a foul ball straight back off the bat of Denard Span, Mauer turned to the home umpire for a new ball, and in the same motion, just kind of instinctively puts his catcher’s mitt behind his back, making a nonchalant, behind-the-back grab, as the ball caromed off the stone wall behind him.
Well played, Mauer! Well played!