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Oct 24, 2018; Boston, MA: Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park. (Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

Oct 24, 2018; Boston, MA: Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park. (Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

The Air Jordan logo at the Air Jordan XX Launch Party at Rise Nightclub in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Air Jordan logo at the Air Jordan XX Launch Party at Rise Nightclub in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

So you know where this went from there. This is the Internet, dammit. Give us some “Air Benny” memes.

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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