The past few years have been hard and the economic trials the country is facing are difficult but it’s good to see total strangers still take care of each other.
During a Kansas City Royals game against the Angeles outfielder, MJ Melendez tossed a ball into the seats after he made the third out of the inning. A man caught the ball and was fired up about getting the souvenir. However, about three rows in front of him he saw a little boy with his dad and decided to give him the ball.
During the fourth inning Angels’ Jared Walsh hit a home run and it just so happened that the kid – who received the ball from the fan – father caught the ball and then handed it to his son. The little boy lost himself in excitement for a moment but then paused, pointed to the man that gave him the ball earlier in the game, and gave it to him refusing to take it back.
The man’s girlfriend was almost brought to tears and the announcers said, “That is amazing. Look at that smile. Both of them. Tremendous. Absolutely tremendous.”
This is the best thing you’ll see today! ⚾️❤️ pic.twitter.com/KCxwc2Kk18
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) June 22, 2022
The moment went viral and has received millions of views. The fans at the game weren’t disappointed either and were treated to a very exciting 11-inning game that ended with the Royals winning 12-11.
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The father and son had great seats behind the Braves dugout. As Shaun’s son Landon updated his mother on the outing Pirates outfielder Danny Ortiz swung and the bat slipped out of his hands and went into the crowd.
It was then, that Shaun did the only thing he could do and outstretched his arm to cover his son’s head and took the brunt of the blow.
“[It] was headed towards us and I didn’t have a lot of time to react and I just did whatever I could to try to block it or deflect the bat and really had no idea how close it came to my son’s face until I saw the picture Sunday night,” he said.
“I’m very thankful … and no one was seriously injured,” he said.
Ortiz had no idea what happened until he got home after the game and his wife berated him.
“I went home and my wife said to me, ‘You almost killed that kid!'” Ortiz told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“I saw the picture. It was crazy. … That guy took [a blow] for the kid. The father, or whoever he was, he protected that kid,” Ortiz said.
Landon said he still plans on attending baseball games but is going to make sure his dad goes with him.