Video: Russell Martin makes an amazing grab along the dugout railing

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I haven’t watched much of the Olympics, but yesterday I caught some men’s gymnastics. Primary takeaway: “Jake Dalton” would be a great name for the rich kid villain in a 1980s teen comedy.

Our protagonist would be bullied by him for a long time and then, near the end, he’d beat Jake Dalton at some competition or another AND take his girl from him. Depending on the genre of the movie, Dalton would either fall face-down in horse crap just before the big freeze frame high-five ending (comedy version) or else he would give our hero a respectful thumbs-up and a “you’re OK, kid” (feel good, coming of age version). I’ve seen both versions and they each have their place.

In other gymnastics moves, Russell Martin made this catch yesterday:

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