Don’t lie -- as a kid, you imagined robbing home runs. You were in your room, ballgame playing on TV, your mitt on your hand. You tossed up that old worn-out baseball in front of your mattress, timing it just right as you dove headfirst and made the snag in mid-air.
Well, Corpus Christi Hooks outfielder Austin Wates wasn’t imagining that catch on Saturday. Neither was his teammate, Brandon Barnes. And we’re pretty sure there wasn’t a mattress in the bullpen to break their falls.