Phillies fan saves wife from getting drilled in face by foul ball (vid)
A quick-thinking Philadelphia Phillies fan with catlike reflexes narrowly saved his wife from getting drilled in the face with a ball hit into the stands during Monday’s Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park.
The drama unfolded in the bottom of the 4th inning when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis fouled a Adam Conley offering up into the stands.
The ball’s trajectory appeared destined to cause a woman in the stands to have to undergo radical reconstructive facial surgery. That is until her husband alertly and dexterously made his move, bare-handing the ball before it did untold damage on his wife’s face.
Hero @Phillies fan barehands foul ball, saves wife in the process https://t.co/qiJ7Sl2HLH pic.twitter.com/aB96bDYOYh
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 17, 2016
Now that’s called saving the day.
The fans in question were later identified as Phillies backers Dennis and Louise Pollock by MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent Samantha Galing, who later snapped a photograph of the couple (via Cut4):
Bravo, Mr. Pollock. Bravo, indeed.