The highlight reels are full of baseball players making the most spectacular catches on balls that they have no business catching. That's all well and good: those catches are impressive and fun to watch. As a Rangers fan showed during Tuesday night's 10-3 loss to the Mariners, it is just as impressive when a fan or player makes a hard catch look easy.
When you stick an ungloved hand out on a hard foul ball from Shin-Soo Choo, making an effortless-looking catch isn't the likeliest of possible outcomes. This fan's catch got the reception it did because it made the unlikely look routine.