Dad Catches Foul Ball While Holding Baby

Did we mention it was a barehanded catch?

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Witness one of the most impressive fathering moments of all time: In the sixth inning of the Atlanta’s 4-1 loss to Chicago on Monday, the Cubs’ Alfonso Soriano fouled a ball up the first baseline and into the stands. A dad holding a baby in his right arm skillfully snagged the foul ball out of the air while still maintaining control of both child and baseball. Really, he hardly even jostled the child. What’s more, he made the catch barehanded. Impressive.

The dad does lose some points for a lack of family cohesion: Mother and child are sporting Cubs gear, but the dad is wearing a Braves jersey. The wife doesn’t seem to mind though — she’s just psyched that her husband caught the ball without dropping their kid on its head. Even Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to applaud such a feat.

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