During a spring training game in Florida between the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, a man by the name of Shaun Cunningham saved his 8-year-old son from a serious injury.
As you can see from the incredible photos, the bat was just inches away from hitting the boy in the face. And we realize you don’t always get the full story from a photo, but it looks like the kid was playing on his cell phone.
And that’s not something you want to be doing when you’re sitting that close to the action. Thankfully his father was looking out for him and saved the day. It would have been a gruesome scene had his father not been there.
The father did suffer some bruising on his arm, but we have to imagine it was totally worth it.
Let this be a warning for everyone with the MLB season starting next month. If you’re sitting behind the dugout area: WATCH THE GAME THAT IS BEING PLAYED IN FRONT OF YOU!
Your social media accounts can wait.