VIDEO: Mark Buehrle Makes The Guaranteed Play Of The Year

That's it. All forthcoming Web Gems will be locked in a battle for second place, as on the first full day of the baseball season, Mark Buehrle has gone and sealed up the top spot.

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With one out and none on in the top of the fifth, Buehrle threw a fastball that Indians catcher Lou Marson lined back to the mound. The ball caromed off into foul territory by first base, but Buehrle - never one to give up - tracked it down, picked it up with his glove, and, facing the wrong way, flipped it backwards between his legs to Paul Konerko in time to get the runner.

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Generally, a top defensive play will require one of talent, flash, or luck. Buehrle's had all three. Not even Hawk Harrelson could spoil this masterpiece.

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If the video doesn't work, here's a handy .gif. Kind of reminiscent of Daniel Murphy, isn't it?

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(Video via FanHouse)

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