Jose Mota Catches Foul Ball – Watch

Jose Mota Catches Foul Ball - Watch

Angels broadcaster Jose Mota catches foul ball in booth. Perched all the way up above home plate, you’d assume that announcers were generally in a pretty safe spot. Well luckily for everyone, you weren’t in the booth during the Angels’ loss to the Mariners on Wednesday night.

Anaheim’s Spanish-language commentator Jose Mota was, and he isn’t nearly so naive.

Mota comes prepared for any and every occupational hazard, and when a foul ball was bearing down on colleague Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, he knew just what to do:

We’re not entirely clear on why Mota would even bring his glove to the stadium (secret indoor softball league, maybe?), but judging by the completely deadpan reaction, this is clearly a scenario he’s run through before. Maybe he’s some sort of Tom Joad avenging angel — wherever there’s a foul ball gone astray, he’ll be there; wherever there’s a play-by-play man cowering in fear, he’ll be there.

He may not be the announcer we need right now, but he’s the announcer we deserve.