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A Marlins bullpen catcher showed that sharing is caring with a neat hat catch

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The bullpen catcher performs a thankless job. Nearly every night, he lends his catching abilities to help teammates warm-up to enter a baseball game, yet he never sees the field himself. He's a footnote in the media guide. At some point, that constant lending of oneself for the benefit of others becomes second-nature.

That habitual generosity was on display in the ninth inning of the Marlins' 11-9 win against the Athletics Tuesday night. On a foul ball from A's second baseman Jed Lowrie, the bullpen catcher showed off his glove skills ... only not with his glove.

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His first reaction upon the ball hitting the hat was to flip it to his fellow bullpen catcher. Though the flip wasn't quite successful -- the ball remained in the lap of the flipper -- the instinctive generosity on display is something we should all strive for.

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

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