During a perfect-game bid from Marco Estrada, Toronto Blue Jays third-baseman Josh Donaldson goes nuts after a foul-ball.

By Robby Sabo

We all understand what the deal is here.

Josh Donaldson, third-baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, dove into the stands today as his team played the Rays in Tampa Bay.

It wasn’t as fast as Derek Jeter’s famous mid-summer catch against the Boston Red Sox in 2004. It wasn’t as fierce; it wasn’t as bloody; and it wasn’t even as close to as good or dramatic.

Still, this Donaldson catch was pretty damn good. One can argue the catch was infinitely tougher than Jeter’s.

Considering Toronto pitcher Marco Estrada was tossing a perfect-game at the moment, the competitive drive that fires up Donaldson was that much more evident.

It happened in the eithth-inning, for the first out.

Just as the team rallied around the catch, they fell right back down to Earth. The very next batter, Logan Forsythe, legged out an infield single to end the perfect game bid five-outs short.

The Jays can at least take solace in the fact that they wound up taking the contest by the final of 1-0 in 12-innings.

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  1. Oh robby, Jeter caught his ball in fair territory then took several steps before going into the stands. For my money Donaldson’s catch was more exciting, diving two rows OVER people INTO the stands. Jeter had nothing between himself and the ball, Donaldson did.