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Ben Revere’s almost inside-the-park homer “didn’t feel good at all”

Ben Revere, Alex Avila, Bill Miller

Minnesota Twins’ Ben Revere, center, goes over the top of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila after being tagged out on an attempt to score on an inside-the-park home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug.15, 2011, in Detroit. Home plate umpire Bill Miller, right, was there to make the call and Revere was out on the play. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)


Ben Revere made one of the most exciting outs I’ve ever seen last night, hitting a ball into the right-center field gap at spacious Comerica Park and getting thrown out at the plate in an inside-the-park homer attempt.

Nearly every other player in baseball would have stopped at third base, but Revere’s incredible speed actually made it an extremely close play and only Tigers catcher Alex Avila hanging onto the ball after a big collision kept the light-hitting rookie from his first homer. has the video, although unfortunately they didn’t make it embeddable so you’ll have to actually click the link.

As for Revere, he just tweeted about how he felt waking up this morning:

ben revere tweet