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What they were thinking: Stealing a home run

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

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

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Who’s up today: Columbus Clippers right fielder Jeremy Hermida, after robbing Pawtucket’s Drew Sutton of a two-run homer in a 6-5 Columbus victory at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, R.I., April 28, 2013.

Hermida: “The wind was blowing out pretty good to right, so any ball hit up in the air was going to fly a little bit. So I knew it was going to be pretty close. Went on the track for a couple of steps and knew it was a short fence back there. I just jumped up and luckily it fell in there. It’s rare that you get a fence that is that short out in right field, so it’s a little bit different the way you are hitting the wall. I played here a little bit before so I have a little bit better of a feeling than I would at someplace I haven’t played as much. I was pretty sure it was in there. When I got down, I snuck a peek at it and then regrouped myself for a second. You never know how things turn out. But once you feel that the ball is in there, you’ve just got to hold on so it sticks in there.”

Stan Grossfeld can be reached at grossfeld@globe.com.
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