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Padres ball girl saves Dodgers fan’s life by snagging screaming liner (video)

In a superb demonstration of cat-like reflexes, a San Diego Padres ball girl spared a Los Angeles Dodgers fan from a potentially ugly scene and terrible injury by snagging a screaming liner down the first base line during the eighth inning of the teams’ game on Sunday.

With Yonder Alonso at the plate, the ball girl luckily was keeping her head in the game and paying attention — unlike other ball boys and ball girls who have attracted attention for their lack of interest and questionable skill — as the young lady reached out and snagged the wicked foul ball off the bat of Alonso before said ball, bearing down on a Dodgers fan like a heat-seeking missile, could inflict serious damage, save for the ball girl’s impressive display of skill with the glove.

It was such a great catch it would have come as no surprise if Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson sought out the young lady to compliment her … or ask if she had any spare change.