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What they were thinking

What they were thinking: Diving for a pop fly

Williams Jerez, Lowell Spinners center fielder, dove unsuccessfully for a pop fly in an exhibition game against the Nashua Silver Knights.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Williams Jerez, Lowell Spinners center fielder, dove unsuccessfully for a pop fly in an exhibition game against the Nashua Silver Knights.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

Who's up today: Williams Jerez, Lowell Spinners center fielder, diving unsuccessfully for a pop fly in an exhibition game against the Nashua Silver Knights, at LeLacheur Park, Lowell, June 15, 2012.

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Jerez: “On this play, when the guy hit the ball, I was moving backwards, but then when I really saw the ball well, I was running really fast in to catch the ball. When I slid to catch the ball, I just couldn’t. It didn’t curve away. Maybe I dived a little too early. The ball was too far from me. It didn’t hurt. I said to myself, ‘Get that,’ but I couldn’t, and then I thought, ‘Get up quick,’ but the second baseman already got the ball. I felt a little bit bad. That’s my job to catch the ball hit there and I didn’t do it.’’

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