It’s a tale as old as time – boy meets girl, boy courts girl, boy takes girl to Houston Astros game, boy turns hat sideways, batter hits foul ball, boy moves out of way, ball hits girl. Ah, summer romance, it was in the air Monday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, where the Astros pummeled the Atlanta Braves 10-4. The Braves were more a victim of sloppy play, as three errors briefly chopped Atlanta’s lead in the National League East to a game and a half (presently back at 2.5 games). But the real Roger Dorn action came from a dashing Astros fan when a foul ball threatened his fairest damsel.
Video after the jump.
It’s every baseball fan’s dream to catch a foul ball and Prince Charming here had the perfect shot at it. Too bad he completely moved out of the way. That wasn’t even like, “Oh no, broseph, the ball went through my hands.” That was a complete fade away “Whoa brah, that ball was, like, coming wicked fast” attempt. And she didn’t need a psychic octopus to know this was going to happen. Said cute blonde human shield:
“As soon as I got here and I saw where we were sitting, I said, ‘Baby I’m gonna get hit’ and he’s like, ‘No, no you’re not, I’ll catch it if you do.'”
And caught it after she was hit he did. At least he was a gentleman and gave her the ball afterward. Haha, just kidding, he kept it.
Video via Jezebel.