updated 08/27/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/27/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
Alec Baldwin might not ever run for mayor, but he can still create an iconic New York City moment.
Without missing a beat, Baldwin calmly caught the ball, then waved to the crowd, likely contemplating an imagined future where he was the benevolent ruler of New York City and crowds everywhere cheered his very presence.
Then he threw the ball back to a ball boy, because all dreams must fade.