A minor league baseball fan came up with a big catch in the stands over the weekend. The dude, wearing a Harvard sweatshirt, snatched a flying bat mid-air with one hand while holding a beer with the other.
It happened while the St. Paul Saints took on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in an American Association of Independent Baseball league game, when a RedHawk batter whiffed mightily, sending his bat hurtling into the crowd.
As the free-flying piece of lumber twirled about 120 feet towards a woman in the stands, the ambidextrous Harvard Man reached across his body and calmly plucked the bat out of the air — without spilling a drop of his cold one.
While fans around the couple got on their feet to applaud, the man looked at the beer he was still holding, sort of amazed by his feat.
Turns out the woman was his wife who gave him a big kiss as a reward.
Jody Manisto-Cassell later posted to the Saints's Facebook page about her husband Alan's catch.
"I felt like it was coming at us in slow motion but it certainly wasn't," Manisto-Cassell wrote. "He just put his hand up and snatched it right out of thin air like he had Velcro on his hand. Insane."
A hero to husbands and beer drinkers everywhere.