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Baby gets shaken around while dad scrambles for home run ball (video/GIF)

It should go without saying that no souvenir baseball is worth possibly hurting one’s child, let alone a traumatic brain injury in an infant. But some folks will never learn, as evidenced by this guy diving into a battle for a ball hit for a three-run homer off the bat of San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal during Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

This certainly is not the first time a child arguably has been put in harm’s way in pursuit of a baseball. See here and here for just two of many examples.

In this version, it is somewhat disturbing to watch all the jostling and how the poor baby’s heads bobbing around like it does.

To give this guy a fair shake, odds are the child is more than fine and that this man is an excellent father overcome by a case of temporary insanity, but still, sheesh.

[H/T Deadspin, For the Win]