Hero fan saves boy from getting clobbered by flying bat at spring training game

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A quick-thinking Pittsburgh Pirates fan is being called a hero for saving a boy from being hit in the face by a flying baseball bat.

The incident happened Saturday in Florida at a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves.

 

Pirates outfielder Danny Ortiz was the one who lost his grip on a swing, sending the bat flying into the stands.

“I went home and my wife said to me, ‘You almost killed that kid!'” Ortiz said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Photos taken by a Tribune-Review photographer show just how close of a call it really was. The fan's arm stretches out just in time to block the bat from clobbering the kid in the face.

Other fans in the area duck for cover and flinched too.

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