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Dad makes one-handed grab while holding son in San Francisco

Mark Townsend
Big League Stew

It never gets old watching parents and their children share special moments at the ballpark, but it seems we become keenly aware and perhaps more reflective of our own memories around special days like Mother's Day and Father's Day.

With that in mind, we definitely noticed and enjoyed another of those special moments as it happened at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday. It was Father's Day come early for one father and son pair, when early on during the Giants game against the Colorado Rockies, the father was able to reach out and snag a precious souvenir all the while holding on to his son.

It actually happened in the very first inning as the crowd was still settling in. Colorado's Josh Rutledge was at the plate and offered sort of a half swing that sent the ball sailing toward the second deck on the right field side. The ball wasn't hit particularly hard, but with his young son secured tightly in his right arm, dad was able to casually reach out with his left hand to make the barehanded grab.

Well done on the catch, and the pose afterward was a perfect exclamation point.

It's funny, too, because the only person in the shot who doesn't seem to be impressed by the catch is actually his own son. Perhaps he just has supreme confidence in his dad to be awesome at all times. That said, we're guessing he'll grow even more appreciative as the years go by.

Either way, style points really aren't what's important here. The visual and the memories are, and that family now has one that will last a lifetime.

BLS H/N: Cut 4

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