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March 6, 2011 at 11:02 PM

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Sign him up! Fan catches bat, saves beer

Posted by Kevin Fujii

DAVID GOLDMAN / AP

Mitch Davie, center right, of Brooklyn, N.Y., makes a one-handed catch of a flying bat off the swing of Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, not pictured, during the fifth inning of a spring-training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Three things impress me about this photo.

One, photographer David Goldman got this shot. Think about it: Goldman's lens was most likely focused on the playing field, not on the stands to his back. He had to swing his camera to where the bat might land, get it in focus and get the correct exposure. Luckily the bat landed in the same sunny spot as the playing field, so he didn't need to change the exposure.

Two, Goldman got the guy's name. He left his photo position on the field to ask the fan his name, how to spell it and where he's from.

Three, the fan, Mitch Davie, caught the bat with one hand. And he didn't spill his Red Stripe.

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