soft hands.

There are so few moments like this in baseball now.

There are so few moments when a 21-year-old kid, to whom the minimum salary seems like more than he could ever spend, can electrify 55,141 fans and leave the been-there, done-that millionaires in awe.

But Melky Cabrera made such a moment in the eighth inning Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. He ran to the deepest part of the park, leaped above the wall and caught Manny Ramirez's drive to save the Yankees' 2-1 victory over the Red Sox. For that moment, the world's most famous baseball stadium was Cabrera's place - as much as any vacant lot in the Dominican, where he was making catches not long ago. [hartford courant]


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