We mentioned Ryan Howard's sick basket catch in foul territory which earned him a standing ovation last night, but this photo really does the reactions justice. The guy in the front row on the far right even has one of those awful full-photo t-shirts with Ryan Howard on it.
As for his penchant for making the difficult basket catches as of late, Howard said with a smile after the game, "I don't know what happened."
"Once it starts coming down, it just kind of starts going back and forth. Really just trying to put myself in position to make a play. How I held onto it, I don't really know, but I guess it looked alright."
CAPTION: Sep 05, 2011; Philadelphia, PA,
USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) shows the ball
after making a sliding catch in foul territory during the fifth inning
against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated
the Braves 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE