Dad Catches Foul Ball at Phillies Game Only to Watch Daughter Throw it Back
PHILADELPHIA — A father made a nice grab on a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Tuesday night, only to watch his toddler daughter toss it back.
Steve Monforto attended the game against the Washington Nationals with his wife Kathleen and two little girls Emily and Cecilia. After Monforto caught the ball in the fifth inning, he gave it to 3-year-old Emily — who tossed it back in the direction of the field.
When she looked at her dad for his reaction, he just hugged her.
“When she first threw it over, I kind of laughed and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, there it goes,'" the Laurel Springs, N.J., father told MyFOXPhilly.com. "But then the look on [Emily's] face was like she might have done something wrong, so I just wanted to let her know that she didn’t do anything wrong."
The entire scene was caught on videotape.
Monforto called his catch "lucky" and said that later in the game, a Phillies representative brought him a new ball to take home.