Here's what happens when you try to catch a Stanton homer barehanded
Giancarlo Stanton hits baseballs really hard. Here is a Vine of him hitting a baseball really hard:
You do not want to try to catch a ball that Stanton has hit with your bare hand. Because if you do, this is what happens:
That guy is named Jordan Jacobson, and he made the foolhardy attempt to snag one of Stanton's bombs at Monday night's Home Run Derby. So yeah, maybe just let the fan next to you try and catch that homer, and then just pick it up off the ground while they're writhing in pain.
On a positive note, Jacobson's swollen hand got the attention of Stanton himself, who responded to Jacobson on Twitter:
So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
- Alex Hampl