Home Run Derby 2011: Fan Dives Into Pool, Catches Homer, Saves Beer

The moment of the 2011 Home Run Derby had very little to do with dingers. It had nothing to do with swings or eventual winner Robinson Cano. It most certainly had nothing to do with Chris Berman, though you should mute the following video to avoid the Bermanator. Instead, it has everything to do with one fan who grasped his shining moment and hung on for dear life while making a spectacular play at Chase Field.


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Here we have the fan, flawlessly executing a move many of us practiced as children. Yes, it's the old dive into the pool and make the catch maneuver, done on national television. But wait! There's more. Watch closely.

Via Jose3030

We've all been canoeing, floating a river or just been lounging in a pool with a beer in hand when a tip-over happens. It's hazardous, and can be deadly for a beer. Any good civilian knows the beer must be saved, no matter the cost.

This man is a shining example of sacrificing to save the beer. The catch was nice, but the beer save was better. He managed to not spill his beer while staying underwater, holding it above his head to ensure his beverage doesn't go to waste.

And who could blame him? These are All-Star Game festivities and that beer was probably $15.

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