His name is Steve Gelbs. And he is a sports-journalist-hero to the masses.
While covering the Mets-Astros game over the weekend, Mr. Gelbs was live on the air, reporting a story in foul territory, when he bare-handed a ball that should have earned him the first ever Sideline Reporter Gold Glove!
Check this awesomeness out!
Happy I was able to make the play earlier. Happier I was able to tell the stories of the inspirational people of Houston in the process. pic.twitter.com/Ii3TxsnYlJ
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) September 3, 2017
The casualness of this catch is something to behold. https://t.co/ss0zYsJyMc
— Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) September 3, 2017
Lesson in staying focused... https://t.co/xWYpRPWOjV
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) September 3, 2017
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 3, 2017
Pretty much the most sure handed grab while live on air you're going to find. https://t.co/Ia5Rtq5hFM
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 3, 2017