For millions of American kids, heading to a baseball game with their Dad is like a rite of passage.
The spring air, the crack of the bat, and the smell of hotdogs all make for a wonderful experience, but just be sure to avoid taking your eyes of the game. Because if you do, this could happen!
That’s a young fan, head buried in his smart phone, seconds away from a trip to the emergency room. Thankfully, his dad was with him during the Pirates-Braves game this weekend, and deflected the bat before it could do any damage.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photographer Christopher Horner was there to capture these extraordinary photos:
Have you had a near miss at a baseball game? If so, let us know below!