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When a bat flies toward them in the stands, this man leaves his woman to fend for herself (Video)

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

A husband at a Chicago Cubs game a few weeks ago tried to protect his wife from a home run ball hit in their direction. He spilled his beer on her in the process, so afterward she poured her beer over his head. That's one example of what happens when a flying object comes between a man and his counterpart at a baseball game.

What happened Monday night in Anaheim is another, very different example. Cue up the above video and you'll see Houston Astros batter J.D. Martinez hit a foul ball and lose grip of his bat, which flies toward a couple sitting in the front row. The man, choosing flight over fight, bolts to the aisle for safety. The woman sticks her arms out to avoid the bat hitting her right in the noggin. She was OK, no thanks to her date.

She laughed afterward and no beers were poured over anyone's head in public, so maybe 'twas all good? We can't say for sure what happened, though, when the two left the game. Maybe the woman chewed him out for not being protective enough. Or maybe she agreed with his "every man (or woman) for him/herself philosophy."

The Internet of course has its own opinions and — as is usually the case when something like this happens — has declared chivalry dead. I'm probably not alone on this: I'd rather take a beer bath trying to help out a lady than be the guy mocked online for caring only about himself. Of course, a baseball bat wasn't flying at me as I wrote this.

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