VIDEO: Fan catches Lucas Duda home run ball in his bucket of popcorn

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In the sixth inning of last night’s Mets-Braves game, Lucas Duda hit a long home run into the seats in right field at Turner Field. One creative fan decided to use his popcorn bucket to catch it. With something made out of cardboard, there’s a chance for something to go very wrong, but it worked out just wonderfully in this case:

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This was a much cleaner catch that than the other popcorn bucket catch we saw earlier this season. But I suppose this guy has more life experience, so it makes sense. Lots more opportunities to catch things with your popcorn bucket.

Royals, Alex Gordon close to contract agreement

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MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.

Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.

Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.