Until recently, I thought Endy ChavezÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s catch in the 2006 NLCS was the most amazing clutch play IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d seen as a baseball fan, and it may still be, given the circumstances and what was on the line.
But Dewayne WiseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s catch with nobody out in the ninth inning to preserve Mark BuehrleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perfect game was up there. What made it more incredible was his juggling act on the way down from the wall. To go to such lengths to preserve a no-hitter is incredible, and almost took the attention away from BuehrleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feat. (MLB.com currently leads with Wise instead of Buehrle)
The most amazing thing of all is that Wise was put in before the inning began as a defensive replacement. The first thing the guy does is preserve BuehrleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perfecto.
What a managerial move. What a catch. He leaves something to be desired as a hitter, but Dewayne Wise can play for my team any time.