You know how you know when you've made it? When Larry King tweets about your athletic prowess. That's how! He says
Max Will Venable's catch is one of the best he's ever seen and that dude has been alive forever. Of course if the size of his glasses are any indication, he hasn't seen very well for quite some time. Either way, Will Venable's catch has truly reached everyone now.
I'm not sure if I'm more surprised that Larry King saw the catch or Dick Enberg.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com that he liked it too:
"It was one of the best catches I've seen to save a game. It's as simple as that. It's a game-saving catch," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
I was laying in bed listening to the radio broadcast and heard Ted Leitner's call of the catch, then I sat up and checked some tweets on the subject. Everyone was going crazy. When I eventually got around to watching it this morning I was slightly underwhelmed. I mean I've seen better, not many mind you, but I have seen better. In my mind I've made similar catches in adult league baseball. Granted it's probably because I watched it out of context of the game and I already knew the Padres had won at that point. Still, good catch Will.