Every baseball fan has dreamed of catching a foul ball or a home run at a game. If you're a Cubs fan then you have also dreamed about that homer being hit by a Cub or an opposing player. Thankfully, the one time I caught a home run it was a Cub.
April 30, 2008 saw the Cubs hosting the Brewers. The Cubs would go on to win the game 19-5 and it was honestly over after the first inning. Future Rookie Of The Year, Geovany Soto, would hit two three-run homers and I just so happened to catch the first one he hit that night.
It was a chilly April night, and the wind was howling from left-to-right. My friends and I had bleacher seats so we sat near the left field foul pole because that was one of the few areas where we thought a homer could get hit. Sure enough Soto hit a screaming line drive and the ball just came slicing right to where we were sitting. I stuck out my glove (I know, I know) into the mini-sea of hands and caught the ball.
Here is the best video I can find of the play. It starts around 33:20, Bottom of the first, 2 on, 1 out.
It was one of the most thrilling experiences I have ever had. So many high fives and congratulations along with calling all of the Cubs fans I knew.