New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada will have to fight it out for second billing as New York’s top catcher for a little while. There’s a new catcher in town and his name is Felix Vazquez. He made the most important catch of all yesterday – a newborn baby. From The New York Daily News:
With flames raging behind her, Bronx mom Tracinda Foxe held her newborn son out of her third-floor window yesterday, hoping to get air back into his tiny lungs, when she saw a crowd gathered below.
She prayed. And then Foxe did the only thing she thought she could do to save her son: She dropped him.
…One-month-old Eric Guzman fell 30 feet through the frigid morning air – and, miraculously, landed safely in the arms of Felix Vazquez, a city Housing Authority supervisor.
“I didn’t think – I just wanted to get him,” said Vazquez, who, appropriately enough, is the catcher on the nearby Forest Houses baseball team. “I just reacted.”
The grab was recorded by a surveillance camera.Nice catch Felix!
See the video.
Update: Apparently Paul LoDuca is the Mets catcher, which is what I get for not playing Fantasy Baseball…