NYC Police Officer Makes a Great Grab At The Yankees Game

nypd-catch-11Total Pro Sports – Police officers are responsible for protecting the lives of citizens against all kinds of things: dangerous people, guns, drugs, maybe even weird animals.  But baseballs?  Yes, they do that too.

At last night’s game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays, Matsui hit a hard lining shot in the fifth that headed over the wall in right field.  Luckily Officer Courtney Cozart was on duty right there and then as he snagged the home run ball.  After receiving approval from all the fans (and a couple who got a little to aggressive perhaps) he found a young boy in a Rangers jersey to give the souvenir to.  When asked about his decision on what to so with the pall, Officer Cozart said the following:

I saw a kid with a Rangers jersey on and I thought he might be sad because the Rangers just lost. I thought that might cheer him up a little.” (NY Daily News)

A kind and caring gesture from the man in uniform who is reportedly no stranger to the baseball diamond or basketball court.  In fact, it has been reported that the 17 year veteran NYC Police Academy instructor is no pushover on the court or field.  I think a few GMs may have taken notice last night.

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