Dad Catches Foul Ball at Dodgers Game With Baby Strapped to Chest and Beer in Hand | “Not All Heroes Wear Capes!”
A recent Dodgers game had all the elements of a classic American pastime: a father with a beer in hand, a baby strapped to his chest and a foul ball headed his way. Yes, you heard it right, a baby, a brewski and a baseball! The Glendale Fire Department engineer and father of two, Steve Pettit made an epic catch while keeping his little one safe and sound and without spilling his drink. The moment was caught on camera and shared on the Los Angeles Dodgers' Twitter page, with the announcers adding, "A beverage, a baby, and a baseball".
The diehard Dodgers fan said everything seemed to happen in slow motion once he saw the baseball headed his way. "The ball just kind of came up and it was kind of like slow motion," Pettit told NBC L.A. "It was sort of like, 'Boop!' It just like came right to my hand." By coincidence, Pettit's co-worker who happens to be Edman's brother-in-law provided him with tickets to the game. "Dad power at Dodger stadium is insane," @jessicamdrno replied on Twitter on the Dodger's video and @boxinggomez00 took replied on the same post, "He’s MVP!!!" @anthonymazzajr added, "This is the trifecta of baseball and what we all as fathers aspire to. It’s the pinnacle. Triple BBB".
@rafaelramoss9 wrote, "Im trynna be a dad like him." @GuntherEagleman applauded the dad saying, "Not all heroes wear capes!" @sammidavisjr1 added, "Or Dodger Caps." According to NBC, Pettit's wife was next to her husband and in utter disbelief when he caught the ball." I pulled my camera out and started to record the reaction because the crowd was going wild, which was really fun to see," she said. In addition to the team's Twitter account, a close-up photo of the happy father holding his baseball, beer and baby was also shared. "Dad power" reads the caption.
Well, April 30, 2023 was one epic day at Dodger Stadium! The Los Angeles Dodgers came out victorious in a sweeping 6-3 win against the St. Louis Cardinals and it looks like we found ourselves a new MVP who's not just good at catching baseballs but also at multitasking with a baby and a beer in hand. Talk about Dad power! It's safe to say that this was a game for the books!
This dad caught a foul ball while holding his baby and a drink. 😲 pic.twitter.com/FgDEhCkFoF— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2023