Every once in a while we see a fan in the stands who somehow emerges as not just another face in the crowd — in a good way. We’re talking about guys like this one who caught a foul ball in his beer cup and this one who caught one with a toddler under his arm. As it turns out, these types of plays are made during spring training, too. Some of them even save lives.
The Seattle Times, via BroBible, was able to capture a tremendous picture on Sunday afternoon during a spring training game between the Braves and Blue Jays. Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla let the bat slip out of his hands on a swing and it went flying into the stands. That’s when Brooklyn resident Mitch Davie reached out and snagged it with one hand, all the while holding a Red Stripe in his other hand. Check it out:
Notice how every single person except Davie is taking the duck-and-cover approach while he decides to play hero. There’s no question that thing was about to crank someone in the head. Nobody was ready for it except the New Yorker. Props to him for bringing his A-game to the ballpark — especially during spring training.