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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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It’s been an interesting few days for baseballs out of play around the Major Leagues, with fans making great grabs, balls inflicting pain on electronics, balls nearly taking out journalists and homers setting off dance parties on the outfield beach.

First there was this guy who snagged a foul ball — or, more precisely, had one land in his lap — while he talked on his cell phone Tuesday in Boston. Talk about a conversation piece: “Hey man, don’t mean to interrupt, but I just caught a baseball!”

Then this guy in Oakland made a one-handed swipe of another fan's foul ball — and didn't spill a single french fry as he did it. If you’re the guy who thought that ball was his, it’s hard to even be mad:

This foul ball got the best of what was probably a very expensive New York Yankees TV camera:

And this one at Fenway nearly took out a Boston Red Sox radio announcer minding his own business in the press box (and appeared to spill his water all over his stuff):

Getting back to catches, this lucky fan caught Kendrys Morales’ walk-off homer in Seattle on Sunday, then caught a Raul Ibanez home run on Wednesday (and might have a backpack full of homer balls, based on the video):

And while this wasn't a great grab, by comparison, the celebration after snagging this ground-rule double by this woman in San Diego was certainly worth mentioning:

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