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Mookie Betts turns a great catch into a home run after flipping over outfield wall

Baseball players grow up dreaming of robbing home runs. Mookie Betts almost had a dream come true here.

Initially ruled a catch, the play went to replay where the umpires realized the ball had been dropped after Betts landed on the other side of the fence. So to summarize: Mookie Betts made an amazing catch on a ball that would have probably stayed in the yard, front-flipped over the wall, and dropped the ball for a home run.

What do you think about that rule, Dez Bryant?

And you, Calvin Johnson?

Here's the official MLB rule that explains why the rule was applied correctly... but seriously come on just give the guy credit for an amazing play.

A CATCH is the act of a fielder in getting secure possession in his hand or glove of a ball in flight and firmly holding it; providing he does not use his cap, protector, pocket or any other part of his uniform in getting possession. It is not a catch, however, if simultaneously or immediately following his contact with the ball, he collides with a player, or with a wall, or if he falls down, and as a result of such collision or falling, drops the ball. It is not a catch if a fielder touches a fly ball which then hits a member of the offensive team or an umpire and then is caught by another defensive player. If the fielder has made the catch and drops the ball while in the act of making a throw following the catch, the ball shall be adjudged to have been caught. In establishing the validity of the catch, the fielder shall hold the ball long enough to prove that he has complete control of the ball and that his release of the ball is voluntary and intentional.



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