How many people watch Sportscenter only for Top Plays? I know I have at times, and countless times I feel like the “Top Plays” aren’t necessarily that great. Specifically when I wait all through the episode to get a top play of a “robbed Home run” only to watch the video and really wonder if the ball would actually go over the fence. If an outfielder catches the ball while running and their momentum carries them over the wall, would the ball actually be leaving the ballpark if the outfielder is not there?
These days, many different platforms measure speed of an outfielder, distances covered, flight path of the ball, angles, etc. I feel professional players get enough credit and more importantly MONEY, so why inflate them anymore and give them a “Top Play”. I will leave the below pictures for you to be judge. Some, such as Mike Trout are VERY legit.