Those signs around major league ballparks, telling fans to keep an eye out for foul balls? They’re there for a reason.
Two guys sitting in the front row for Tuesday night’s Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles game at Tropicana Field did not heed that warning, and it almost resulted in one of them taking a Steve Pearce foul ball straight to the dome.
As Pearce’s foul screamed toward the Orioles’ dugout, everyone — players and fans alike — scattered for cover. Except, that is, for our two friends here in the pink and white, who just kept on chatting as the line drive made a beeline right for them.
Luckily for both of their faces, the ball somehow split the inches-wide gap between them, preventing what could have been a very nasty situation at The Trop.
Check out the near-miss in GIF form below, courtesy of Eye on Baseball.
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