Andrew Benintendi made a hell of a catch.
Stop me if you’ve heard that before. But wait, this time it happened in the World Series. And it immediately became kind of iconic.
In the top of the fifth inning with the Dodgers still leading 2-1, Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier ripped a hooking liner into left field. Benintendi had to leap and extend himself to make a dazzling catch for the first out of what would be a 1-2-3 inning for David Price.
What does his catch look like to you?
Why, the Nike “Air Jordan” logo, of course. The “jumpman” inspired by Michael Jordan.
So you know where this went from there. This is the Internet, dammit. Give us some “Air Benny” memes.
King Andrew Sebastian Benintendi pic.twitter.com/c68k3lWeUg— King ????️oomstick,monarch of the Ding Dong Dominion (@DingDongsAllDay) October 25, 2018
????I BELIEEEEEEVE I CAN FLYYYY???? pic.twitter.com/tImFPCqQ7Q— Dante SCAREnecchia ???? (@SomeCallMeGoose) October 25, 2018
Air Benny. With the AL East standings in the back. Print the t shirts. pic.twitter.com/fTwq36UmJN— KFC (@KFCBarstool) October 25, 2018
It was such a dead ringer for Air Jordan, Barstool Sports should make a t-shirt out of it.
Oh, what’s that?
If the Red Sox win the World Series, Benintendi’s game-ending catch in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros should go down as the more famous catch. But “Air Benny” took no time to catch on, and adds to a quickly building resume for the young star.
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