CINCINNATI — The Reds may have lost another game, but at least fans at Great American Ball Park got to see some incredible play.
A father caught a foul ball from Padres catcher Luis Campusano with one hand while bottle-feeding his child in the fifth inning of the 9-6 loss.
“Catching a foul ball while bottle feeding the baby…just daddy stuff,” the Reds tweeted.
Bally Sports Ohio broadcaster Jim Day interviewed father, Jacob Kingsley, alongside his wife Jordan and son Shepherd.
“(Shepherd) probably didn’t even know this was happening, but it will be a great memory to share with him,” Jacob Kingsley said. “It’s his first game for the Reds so we have the certificate there too and so it will be great.”
Jordan Kingsley said she reminded her husband to watch out for foul balls throughout the game, making sure their son didn’t get hit.
“He took the job seriously,” Jordan Kingsley said. “Baby is happy, I’m happy and I’m just impressed.”
The couple said their friends and family texted them as soon as he caught the ball.
“Definitely bragging rights there too,” said Jacob Kingsley.
Kingsley’s capture came after an abrupt departure from Reds pitcher Reiver Sanmartin. The 26-year-old allowed nine earned runs on eight hits through the first four innings.
Second baseman Jonathan India returned to the lineup after a hamstring injury, scoring in the fifth. Outfielder Nick Senzel hit his first home run of the season in the ninth. The Reds are now 3-14.
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