Rangers fans had an absolutely miserable day watching Jose Bautista and the rest of the Blue Jays stomp on Cole Hamels in Game 1 of the ALDS.
However! People who stuck it out till the end of the game did get to witness a Rangers fan show off his arm while throwing back Joey Bats’ three-run home run ball. Seriously, dude launched the ball all the way back to Elvis Andrus at short:
— Chad O'Donnell (@ChadODonnell16) October 6, 2016
Most throwbacks aren’t that impressive, so kudos to this guy for making the lone positive Rangers highlight of the day. (Though it’s probably worth noting the thrower is apparently a college baseball player.)
Update: Brookhaven College player Garrett Schulze is the man with the cannon.
— Garrett Schulze (@garrett_schulze) October 6, 2016
The Dallas Morning News’ Tim Cowlishaw confirmed the crazy throw on Twitter:
Elvis turned and caught it on the fly. https://t.co/aSWP5ZAX2A
— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) October 6, 2016
Fans certainly dug it:
SOME FAN JUST WENT FULL ON HENRY ROWENGARDNER ON THAT BAUTISTA HOME RUN. Made it to Elvis Andrus on the fly!
— Taylor Phillips (@SirTayPhillips) October 6, 2016
this dude @garrett_schulze just threw Jose Bautista's home run back and Elvis Andrus caught it at short lmao
— Browning Houser (@BrowningHouser) October 6, 2016