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Phillies fan saves wife from getting drilled in face by foul ball (vid)

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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.

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):

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Bravo, Mr. Pollock. Bravo, indeed.