Watch: Judge jails Longoria’s fly ball with amazing diving catch

Aaron Judge is more than just rippling muscle.

The New York Yankees slugger – and the MLB leader in home runs – was having a rough day at the plate, having gone down on strikes in three at-bats against Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer.

So, he shifted his focus to his fielding in the sixth inning, ranging a long way to take away what looked like a sure double by Evan Longoria with a diving snag before doubling off Corey Dickerson at first base. The fantastic play preserved the Yankees' 3-2 lead.

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Watch: Pillar leaps to make ridiculous over-the-shoulder catch

Kevin Pillar has dropped a lot of jaws with his glove during his career, but his catch Monday night at Rogers Centre might be the best one he’s ever made.

The Toronto Blue Jays center fielder robbed Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez of extra bases – and likely two RBIs – with a leaping, over-the-shoulder grab to end the top of the sixth inning.

Ramirez scorched the ball off the bat, as it traveled 388 feet at 101 mph.

The catch left Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman in disbelief.

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Watch: Schwarber ends up in Wrigley stands after awesome running catch

What can’t Kyle Schwarber do?

The Chicago Cubs' left fielder made a wicked running catch – covering 116 feet – in the top of the 12th inning against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, ending up beyond the wall and in the first row at Wrigley Field. He most certainly did hang on to the ball to record the out.

Face it: You’re impressed. You have to be.

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Watch: Rickard makes circus catch to rob Benintendi with bases loaded

The Baltimore Orioles certainly aren’t known for their defense in right field, but Joey Rickard was flashing the leather in a big way Thursday night at Fenway Park.

Armed with an 8-3 lead over the Boston Red Sox in the bottom of the seventh, Orioles reliever Mychal Givens loaded the bases with two outs and Andrew Benintendi stepping to the plate.

Benintendi scorched a 101-mph line drive to deep right field that had Rickard turned around before he managed to make a leaping catch to end the inning.

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Kodak Black Kept Burping During Anger Management Class, May Catch 8 Year Bid

It was reported last week that Kodak Black was on the cusp of spending the next 8 years on an iron vacation, and last Friday (April 21) Broward Circuit Judge Michael Lynch was listening to testimony on whether or not he should go through with the sentencing.

Kodak’s been on probation since August of 2016 but was allowed to work and perform so long as he got the greenlight fro his PO. Unfortunately the Florida rapper violated his probation in February when he allegedly laid hands on a bartender at the Club Climaxx strip club in his home state.

Which brings us to the Friday proceedings in which the “Tunnel Vision” rapper tried his best not to incriminate himself while under the questioning of prosecutor Meredith Hough. His accuser and her co-worker offered conflicting stories as to what happened the night of the incident.

SunSentinal reports:

When Hough tried to question him about whether he visited the strip club, Octave tried to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. But Lynch ordered him to answer the question, and Octave admitted to being there.

Hough was not allowed to question Octave about his alleged assault of a bartender during his visit. Earlier on Friday, the bartender, Jennifer Cunningham, wrapped up her testimony, with defense lawyer Gary Kollin getting her to discuss the possibility of her filing a civil suit against Octave.

And after Octave testified, another bartender working the night of Octave’s visit said she never saw him lay a hand on her colleague.

Tonya Durham said Cunningham was not being truthful about her encounter with Octave. “She said, ‘You probably didn’t see it, but he mushed my face,’” Durham said, recalling a conversation with Cunningham the next morning. “I said ‘no, he didn’t.’ None of that happened.”

As troubling as those accusations seem, in another more recent incident, Kodak might’ve sealed his fate by seemingly giving zero f*cks about the courts orders.

Lynch also heard Friday from Ramona Sanchez, Octave’s anger management counselor, who accused him of intentionally disrupting a court-ordered group session earlier this year by repeatedly burping.

Sanchez said she asked him to leave, but he refused. She later threatened to call 911, and he responded by grabbing her phone and her wrist.

Zamren asked Sanchez whether she knew of Octave suffering from any medical condition that would cause uncontrolled burping. She said she didn’t know.

Zamren also pointed out that Sanchez did not want to throw Octave out of her program, recommending an individual therapy instead of a group setting for Octave. A supervisor removed Octave from the program, which defense lawyers are portraying as beyond Octave’s control.

Yeah, that last incident might just be the nail in the coffin.

The hearing is set to continue and maybe even conclude on Wednesday and should the judge rule in Black’s favor, we can only hope that Kodak will finally see the bigger picture and clean up his act.

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Watch: Yelich faceplants into wall after terrific catch

Don’t question Christian Yelich‘s effort.

The Miami Marlins outfielder made a terrific catch against the center field wall Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners, but sacrificed some brain cells in the process.

Yelich's face smashed into the wall during the catch, and while Marlins fans presumably held their breaths, the 25-year-old appeared to be okay after shaking off the cobwebs.

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Watch: Reds’ Hamilton makes great catch, tumbles onto warning track

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton has never won a Gold Glove, but he might finally change that in 2017.

In the top of the sixth inning of Sunday's game, Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Nick Franklin was behind 0-2 facing Reds pitcher Tim Adleman. Instead of going outside, Adleman laid his four-seam fastball into the heart of the zone at a tepid 91 mph.

Franklin lined the pitch to deep center, but luckily for Adleman, the speedy Hamilton was patrolling the outfield, and made the catch while falling onto the warning track.

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