At a recent Cinncinati Reds game against the San Diego Padres, a dad caught a foul ball with only one hand!! But it gets more impressive when you know he was also a little preoccupied…feeding his baby son!!
WCNC reports that at the top of the fifth inning, Padres catcher Luis Campusano popped up a foul off a pitch by Jeff Hoffman. Sitting behind the visitor’s dugout with his wife and baby son, Jacob Kingsley caught the foul off a bounce with his right hand. His left hand stayed feeding his baby son named Shepherd, who is only 11 months old.
The crowd immediately erupted into cheers and excited screams, seeing the most epic dad move I’ve ever heard of.
Kingsley told Bally Sports, “Safety first, obviously. I saw the ball pop up. Had some fierce competition. Wanted to protect him, baby first. It’s his first Reds game, we have the certificate. This will be a great memory for him.”
His wife said “it was like the coolest thing ever.”
Even though the Padres went on to win 9-6, the Reds posted the amazing catch on their Twitter page. Commenters on Twitter said, “sign him” and “best highlight of the season”.
Catching a foul ball while bottle-feeding the baby... just dad things. pic.twitter.com/tTXL0oDquu— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 27, 2022
Have you ever caught a foul ball at a baseball game?