Found August 24, 2012 on Outside the Boxscore:

As we have previously noted before, if you are attending a professional baseball game and aren't paying attention, there is a possibility that a foul ball might find you.

Check out this highlight from Wednesday's Padres/Pirates game where an older woman nearly gets hit with a foul ball only to be saved by a gentleman sitting two seats near her:

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