[VIDEO] Alex Avila, the long lost Flying Wallenda, makes a leaping catch against the protective screen
DETROIT — Alex Avila knows his home ballpark.
So he knew how much room he had on Mike Aviles’ foul pop-up in the fifth inning Friday night, and he knew where the safety net was.
So, like a long-lost member of the Flying Wallendas, Avila jumped up to catch the pop-up, launching himself onto the netting.
He nearly over-jumped it, too, smashing the ball against the heel of his glove, and keeping it pinned as it slid down his arm, nearly as quickly as he was sliding down the net.
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