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Phillies Fan's Catch, Baby Strapped to Chest and All, Wows on Mother's Day

By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:38 AM

A Phillies fan made the catch of a lifetime when a driving foul ball came his way on Sunday, and he did it all with his 7-month-old baby strapped to his chest.

"It hurt — I mean my hand is a little sore," Mike Capko, who was at the game celebrating Mother's Day with wife Alyssa and son Kolton, told ABC affiliate WPVI-TV in a follow-up interview. "He crushed that ball but something like that you have a natural reaction and it worked out great."

"No Mother's Day will ever top the first Mother's Day we've had," said Alyssa. "I've never caught a foul ball in all the years I've been going to Phillies games and I said 'this is the first time we're going to catch a foul ball and it's going to hit my son right in the head.'"

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro reportedly saw the catch, and joked about signing Capko, but the 30-year-old said he's never played baseball. He did play soccer and hockey when he was younger though.

The right-handed Capko said the snag —which was made with his left — was pure instinct, and that he was well aware they'd have to keep an eye out for foul balls sitting where they were.

"We're right behind home plate here; we have to pay attention, no play is off," Capko told MLB.com just minutes after making the catch. "It paid off. I got my boy's first foul ball here. It was already a special day for a first Mother's Day and his first game, but now we'll never forget it."





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