This Flying Bat Came Within Inches of a Young Pirate Fan’s Face (Video)

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The word “hero” gets thrown around without much consideration these days, and while I’m not sure that the guy who reached out to keep a flying bat from hitting this kid’s face is a hero, I do know that the kid would likely be facing some serious dental bills if it wasn’t for his quick-thinking neighbor.

At a Pirate’s spring training game, a bat slipped from the hands of the batter and went towards the crowd, and you can see how close it came to smacking a kid in the face. There’s no video, sadly, nor is there an ID on who launched the bat (because people don’t follow spring training THAT closely), but it looks pretty real from these two pics:

I hope someone bought that guy a beer.

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