I guess you could call it the “dad reflex.” This guy was at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field in Chicago when he caught a foul ball hit by Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel . . . . In fact, he basically snatched the ball out of the hands of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The amazing thing about the catch is that the dad, Keith Hartley, was holding his 7-month-old son Isaac in one arm at the time, while the baby sucked on a bottle, oblivious to what was going on around him:
Hartley said he wanted to grab the ball before it bounced off the railing and hit the kid. He could have been ejected from the game for interfering with a ball that was still in the field of play. The umps did award the Dodgers the out, but most fans who saw the catch were just impressed with how cool Hartley remained during the entire episode. Even Hammel of the Cubs called it “the best play of the night,” so . . . no hard feelings, I guess. I just know if it was me, I wouldn’t be reaching for any foul balls — I’d be ducking, with my arms around my kid!