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    Posted on Mar 19, 2017

    People Tried Catching 500-Foot Fly Balls And It Wasn't Easy

    Ouch.

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    Joc is a center-fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was a 2015 all-star with a fielding percentage of .989%. So he knows a thing or two about catching fly balls.

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    Joc gave our participants a couple of pointers before they got started. He said the key to catching a fly ball was to hold the glove on either side of your face, so there's always two eyes on the ball. Otherwise, you might get clocked in the face.

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    First up was Dominic, and he was feeling pretty confident.

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    And he got it on his first run. Not bad.

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    Dominic was ready for another one.

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    Andddd this one didn't go quite as well.

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    Still, Dominic was positive about the whole experience.

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    Next up was Kate, who had little-to-no baseball experience.

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    When asked about her knowledge of fly balls, she said this:

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    Needless to say, it was harder than she thought it would be.

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    Next up was Zach. He plays regularly and felt fairly confident about his skills.

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    Turns out, it's not so easy:

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    Ben was up next, but he hadn't played since his teen years.

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    But he made Joc proud.

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    Finally, it was TLo's turn, who's a lifelong Dodgers fan.

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    And she wanted to catch at least one fly ball.

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    Dreams do come true!

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    In the end, Joc was impressed and even offered a glimmer of hope that one day the crew could be one of the pros.*

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    *OK maybe not. But like maybe!