Salvation from a Glove: Remembering Oronde Gadsden’s Epic Catch


Published: July 21, 2009

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... hands.

The man had hands about the size of baseball mitts. In fact, I think the MLB might use his hands as the prototype for all of their current gloves.

Which makes sense, since when you are a wide receiver trying to catch balls from Jay Fiedler, you might as well be an outfielder trying to catch a pop fly or an errant ball.

OG's mitts came in handy on one monumental catch that even landed him in the Hall of Fame (if only as a still photograph, and not as a bronze bust).

The year was 2002, and this was the Dolphins' chance to break the dreadful curse of the New York Jets.

For those who don't remember, the Jets had mounted an impressive win streak against the Dolphins spanning several seasons. Dolphins players at the time came to view the Jets as a sort of boogie man which came to snatch victory away from them in the most crushing of ways.

Perhaps the best known example of the curse and the enduring legacy of the streak is the infa...

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