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Wearing his Spider-Man undershirt, Josh Reddick scaled the wall to rob Jason Kipnis of a homer

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Outfielder Josh Reddick brought more than just his offense to the Astros this season -- he also brought his glove, the one that earned him a 2012 Gold Glove Award with the A's. Oh, and also his Spider-Man undershirt. That's with him in Houston, too. 

In Houston's 4-2 win over the Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday, Reddick found a perfect opportunity to flaunt his knack for the ridiculous (Reddickulous?) when Jason Kipnis lofted a fly ball to deep center field in the fifth inning. Connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Dallas Keuchel, Kipnis thought he had hit a homer.

Not so.

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Keuchel saluted Reddick for his stellar effort.

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As For Kipnis, the unwitting participant in Reddick's latest feat of fantastic glovework, well, he's on the wrong end this time. And he had the face to prove it: 

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Just look at that catch:

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After the game, Reddick told MLB.com's Brian McTaggart of his adventure in center field: 

"It was tough," Reddick said. "Off the bat, it didn't look like he got all of it. The wind felt like it was blowing up, but fortunately I was playing him on the right side and I was able to get back there in time. I almost tripped up at the last second. Fortunately, I was able to get there and the ball was just high enough for me to get over [the wall]."

Upon further inspection, it does look like Reddick may have been wearing his trusty Spider-Man shirt, the same one he wore for a meeting with Marvel king Stan Lee last season: 

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In fact, there's another photo from Monday's game suggesting that yes, Reddick may indeed be Spider-Man. Now, you might think that's silly, saying, "Spider-Man isn't a real person!"

But if Reddick wasn't Spider-Man, why would he have a web-shooting motion as his preferred method of celebration after an RBI single?

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When asked by McTaggart about Reddick's play, Keuchel said, "He's Spider-Man for a reason. I'll start calling him Spider-Man. I think it was self-proclaimed for a while, but he deserved it and I was just amazed at a couple of the plays we made for sure." (Reddick references begin around the 1:30 mark in this video below): 

Reddick wearing a Spider-Man tee is pretty much perfect. After all, Spider-Man climbs buildings with the same level of ease Reddick scales outfield walls.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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