Mets fan proves you should either hold your baby or catch a foul ball — not both


This photo is from a different Mets game.
This photo is from a different Mets game.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

The GIF below, which rose to the front page of Reddit Friday afternoon, truly contains multitudes. It’s got apparent marital discord, rage-bait, an inarguably impressive but morally questionable feat, and so much more.

Really, what more can you ask for from a single GIF? 

Now behold this Mets fan risk a baby’s life to catch a foul ball. 

Here’s a longer look now, via Keith Olbermann.

So much going on here. First, he somehow manages to catch the ball without sustaining damage to the baby (??). Second, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOOL? THAT IS A HUMAN LIFE!! Third, the contrast between the impressed lady behind him and the horrified woman next to him who then yanks the baby away is something to behold. 

But there’s something cosmic at play here, too. Check this out. 

A year ago this week, a dad at a Major League Baseball game caught a ball while holding his baby. 

And two years ago to the day, a dad at a Major League Baseball game caught a ball while holding HIS baby. 

And now this. 

Mind. Blown. 

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