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Real or fake: Evan Longoria saves reporter with bare-handed catch (video)

May 16, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT


I considered not running this because it’s obviously fake, but you have to admire the craftsmanship, don’t you? The video below is actually a commercial for Gillette (close shave, get it? You will.), in which Evan Longoria uses his Spider-Sense to snag a foul ball before it hits the reporter. Gillette isn’t admitting they’re behind it, but why would they? That would kill the buzz (it’s already gone viral, as they say). Anyway, I’d like to know how they filmed it.

Know how when you’re sitting behind the plate at a game and someone fouls a ball straight back at you, and you flinch, even though you know there’s a screen there? You kind of get that sensation here as well.

Although if Gillette really wanted to portray the theme of “narrowly avoiding disaster,” they could have gone with this.

  1. jiangyi1985 - Aug 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    notice in the slow motion, when the batter hit the ball, there was a white ball coming out right before the second ball which flew into the man’s hand