During last Friday’s game between Melbourne and the Adelaide Bite, Massey darted back to snare a drive off Houston Astros prospect Joe Sclafani in the bottom of the 7th inning, and he went ass-first through the fence at Norwood Oval to make the grab – as you can see in the video above.
Not quite Rodney McCray, but a great effort. Love the ump running his fat ass out there to make the call. Good thing he didn’t hit that fence.
Massey wasn’t done. He jacked a three-run homer in the top of the eighth to give his team a commanding 4-0 lead on the way to a 7-3 win.
Massey, a 24-year-old Tennessee native, had career highs in hits, home runs and triples last season while with the Class-A Modesto Nuts of the California League in 2013. He’s living with fellow Rockies’ prospect Ryan Casteel and his wife this winter in Australia.
With a sports broadcast calendar currently dominated by mediocre college basketball games and bland regular season NHL and NBA contests, it has been nice to occasionally get a baseball highlight from the ABL.