Man saves young Atlanta Braves fan from flying baseball bat

An incredible photo shows a heroic, quick-thinking baseball fan saving a young boy from a bat that went flying into the stands.

 

 

According to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photographer Christopher Horner, it happened at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida, during a spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves.

Based on the photo, the boy was looking down at his phone when the bat slipped out of a player's hands, sending it flying into the crowd.

Luckily, the man next to the boy was not looking down at his phone and used his cat-like reflexes to save the day.

Horner's photo, which has gone viral after he posted it to Twitter, shows the man’s arm blocking the kid’s face just in the nick of time.

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