August 11, 2011
Back in the day, they often shouted "Give that fan a contract!" on the public-address system at Baltimore Orioles games when a fan would catch a foul ball.
It would have to be something like, "Give that fan a contract, and get a fresh diaper for that baby he's holding!"
Watch this Cubs fan make the bare-handed play of the night, with a babe in arms, from the upper deck grandstand:
Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper even evokes Barney by paraphrasing him. Nice work.
Now, the only way someone could improve upon that catch would be to also have a full cup of beer in the same hand of the same arm that holds the baby. (That's not a challenge; I'm just saying.)
Also, I think the kid would have slept through the whole thing if his section hadn't made such a ruckus about the catch. That's got to be his first Cubs game. And it was a win, too! That's more luck in one night than the team's had in the past 103 years.