Baseball is America’s favorite pastime and you never know what can happen at the ballpark. We frequently hear about people catching home run balls. A fan recently did it again, but this time while holding his baby.
According to TMZ, on Tuesday, an MLB fan went over a railing with his baby in his arm to try to catch a home run ball, but luckily, he escaped disaster, made the catch, and kept everyone safe. Starling Marte smashed a home ball to deep center field in the first inning of the Washington Nationals’ game against the Mets in New York.
The ball took a huge hop and landed in an area with no seats. That’s when a dad in the stands made a play that we’re sure Mom didn’t appreciate a lot. As the ball came back down from its first bounce, the dad held his baby with one hand and made the barehanded catch.
“Did he catch that?!” inquired the game’s announcers. “Baby’s fine! All good!” Following the game, the fan spoke to the Associated Press about the play and claimed he was a former baseball player, so the catch was no sweat.
“In Dominican Republic, we don’t all get to have gloves, so we do play baseball barehanded, so I figured I could do it. I did it many times when I was a kid, so why not?”
Meanwhile, the child was completely fine. In terms of the man’s plans for the now-famous ball, he stated that he intends to give it to his pastor, who is a huge Mets fan. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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