PHILADELPHIA — The best catch at Citizens Bank Park on Mother’s Day came from a daring dad — with a baby strapped to his chest.
Phillies fan Mike Capko snagged a hard foul ball off the bat of the Mets’ Daniel Murphy with his left hand Sunday while sitting in the second deck behind home plate.
The 30-year-old Capko made the play with 7 1/2-month-old son Kolton cradled in a baby carrier. Capko said it was a natural reaction and that it was the first foul ball he’d ever caught. It also was the infant’s first game.
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Capko, from suburban Conshohocken, flexed his arms in a muscle pose after the grab as the crowd roared and wife Alyssa smiled. Watch it below:
The fourth-inning catch came in front of the owner’s box. Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. joked that he almost went into the stands to sign Capko.