Have You Seen This? Dad catches foul ball while feeding baby

A Cincinnati Reds fan celebrates his foul ball catch while bottle-feeding his baby. (MLB YouTube Channel)

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DADDY DAYCARE — It's not officially baseball season until we get a viral foul ball moment, and a Cincinnati Reds fan provided the perfect one.

The fan made an impressive one-handed grab while bottle-feeding his baby at the April 26 game against the San Diego Padres.

"Holds the bottle, no spillage, baby in perfect bliss and a souvenir!" Reds play-by-play announcer John Sadak said after the catch. "I can only imagine the stories that are going to be told in that family about how that father protected, and fed and caught all at the same time."

Jacob Kingsley, the father, said he saw the ball bouncing toward his family and put out his hand to protect his 11-month-old baby, Shepherd. He happened to be perfectly positioned to make the grab and gave baseball its first viral fan moment of the season.

Jacob and his wife, Jordan, were later interviewed by local news station WLWT5. Jordan said the catch made her love her husband even more after being warned by family before the game to watch for foul balls coming toward their child. Jordan is 14-weeks pregnant with the couple's second child.

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Caleb Turner covers Real Salt Lake as the team's beat writer for KSL.com, in addition to his role where he oversees the sports team's social media accounts.


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