Brett Jackson, center fielder for the Chicago Cubs made an incredible grab last night during the Cubs 12-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen launched a long fly ball which was going to hit off the wall for extra bases but Brett sacrificed his body to make the nice grab.
Brett Jackson told the Chicago Tribune:
“That’s the type of player I am,” Jackson said. “I’ve always been that way. I’ll go through a wall for the team and that was a big moment for Travis (Wood) and for us. We’d lost six in a row, and seven runs didn’t seem like it was enough at the time. I don’t really have a second gear. I’m going to go for those balls. I’m sure people will tell me to take care of my body, but making that play was a little more important at the time.”
via our friends at L.A.F.