What a catch! Cincinnati Reds fan goes viral after one-handed snag while feeding child
okay, so talk to us about the game last night, how did you get there? Was this your first game of the season and just tell us what happened? Yeah, it was our first game of the season, it was kind of late last minute and my company came to us and they had some some tickets and they said hey would you like to go? And it was *** beautiful night out. We’re always looking for good family activities and so we decided to pack chef up and and bring him down to the game. It was actually shepherd’s very first reds game of his life. Pretty good game. Huh buddy. And so yeah, it was our first game of the season and excited to get out to the ball park and watch the reds play. All right, Jacob, you’re feeding shepherd and did you see the ball coming or what? I don’t know what he was watching foul balls like *** hawk because I told him to because I’ve seen like these horror stories online about foul balls and it’s you know, you just gotta keep an eye with little kids and so I was like you better be watching, you better be watching. And he took his job seriously I guess so yeah, so I was assuring her the whole time and then one popped over the netting and it’s kind of coming towards us and I was like all right, this is this is my time. Like I have to back up what you know I’ve been saying and it bounced on *** seat *** couple rows in front of us and so I caught it off the bounce and as it was coming off the bounce, I was like okay, like still kind of protecting him and initially that’s why I was reaching my hand out and then it just gravitated towards the ball and made the catch and you also kept the bottle in your hand the whole time, bottle baby and ball you had it all I did, I did, he’s *** great companion for that. He was doing *** great job, so I have to give credit to my other half of the catch because he definitely upheld his part. Yeah, did he seem, I mean he didn’t seem fazed at all, Not the slightest, he just kept going even when people were cheering around us and it was getting *** little bit rowdy, he was just having his meal, I think there was so much for him that it just was, it was easy, he was just, he was just absorbing all that was happening and because dad didn’t take away his bottle, he was wasn’t faced now mom, what about you? Were you nervous? Were you relieved? Yeah, so like, like I said, I was anxious kind of the whole, the whole situation because you know balls fly happens um but it’s like such *** Jacob Kingsley thing to do. I know that sounds ridiculous, but he’s just like the guy next door that like he’s usually got it taken care of and my trust in him was higher than my anxiety. So um, when he told me he got it and it was moving pretty slow, like if I could, if I could track the ball, I was like, he certainly can track the ball. So uh, that was kind of where I was at and I mean I was shocked when I realized like, oh my goodness, just the, I don’t know, the spectacle of it with the baby and baby wearing and I don’t know, it’s just made me love him more and the spectacle has only grown. I mean what’s your family thing you guys have already been shown on the Today Show on Valley Sports ESPN it’s wild, it is wild. Never did. I think going into *** Tuesday night that Wednesday morning, I’d be waking up with people sending me clips of me on sportscenter top 10, but it’s been awesome. It’s just been really fun to, to kind of celebrate that moment in that memory with, with our family. Um our families are both really close, all the grandkids, they get to play together, we, for the most part, all live in the area and so it’s just, it’s been really fun to kind of celebrate it. You know, people are sending different comments, you know, different funny things when people are saying no, the reds should sign them and then somebody else says, well they’ll sign them and trade them away for like *** box of candy or something and it’s not every day that not everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame and it was really fun that we got to experience it together that well of course Jacob and shepherd are starting to, it was just, we went out for *** good *** good time as *** family and had an amazing time and made an amazing memory and are kind of going through this together and it’s just it’s fun. He’s so cute, he’s so cute, you’re eating this up buddy, he’s like my time, you silly, how old is shepherd? 11 months and you guys have him any siblings or we are pregnant. So one on the way there were 14 weeks pregnant. So I just entered my second trimester. Now the world knows baby too on the way tonight and we’re like already on the way he was *** stud before the before he caught the ball. So you guys are great, okay, you need to get *** reality show. Okay, so you got the ball, what else did the reds give you guys? They gave him this super cute jersey that it says rookie on the back. He’s absolutely adorable in *** sun hat And then I think they have what they call like the rookie program. So where like every year he’ll get *** birthday card from like whatever position we choose like that reds player from that position will send him *** birthday card every year and there’s some free tickets to and do you want to show the certificate? Yes. Yes. So because it was his it’s kind of bent but because it was his first we bent it before the whole thing happened. Um but we got this first thing when we step into the park because it was his first game, his first reds game and we’re hoping he’ll be raised in Cincinnati. So we’re really I think this is just *** cool thing that the reds do for their fans. It’ll probably be worth *** lot of money when you see the starting catcher for the reds. Dad’s already got big plans now either did you play sports at all or I played some basketball and soccer growing up. I didn’t play baseball. Which take that for what you will. How about you, jordans? No, no. Um and he’s laughing because I am the world’s most uncoordinated person which is why he was feeding like if I had been feeding the baby. I mean I don’t know, I don’t know what would have happened. Probably wouldn’t have caught the ball, but I’ve always loved cheering Jacob on. And then like I said, I love Cincinnati. We love Cincinnati and we love the culture of sports in Cincinnati. So um this week we went to an Fc game and two reds game and just had *** blast. And so I can live vicariously through other people. And I married an athlete. So we’ll talk about that. The culture of the reds has kind of been in *** slump right now, this is *** bright spot in *** season. That’s been rough to start. How do you feel knowing that you kind of have been the bright spot in the red season so far? It’s really cool because I’m *** diehard Bengals fan heart through and through even in the bad seasons and there have been *** lot of rough seasons with the Bengals and you saw, you know, people come in players and and staff that come in and and bring some of that hope and it turned the season around, not the season, but the franchise around and they made *** great, you know, run. And so thinking that like even if it’s *** little spark of joy or some type of passion um that it can bring to the players and that could be part of *** small tournaments, it’s *** lot of fun and as cheesy as it sounds as someone that’s not, I don’t play sports. I’ve never been in competition sports or something, families can come around and enjoy together. And that’s enough for me. Like it was enough for me that yesterday we were able to go to *** game, have, you know, enjoy the weather, enjoy, you know, the experience that the reds put on for us and while I know it’s ***, it’s been *** disappointing season. Um we’re still gonna show up and I talked about that, it was pretty empty last night. You guys were like one of *** few 100 people, their stadium talk to families about just showing up and having *** good time despite the, if they’re winning or losing. Yeah. I again, I think it’s interesting because we’re at the FC game and FC is losing *** lot as well and, but it was, it was packed because I think it’s new still. And when I went to the red skin, I was like, this is still so fun. We had so much fun. And again, I’ve never been super competitive or you know, or an athlete. So I get, I get the lifelong fans who are disappointed. Um, but I think particularly for the families of Cincinnati, um, there’s an opportunity for us to still enjoy and have *** good time. Yeah. It’s tough to see. It’s tough to see the team um that you love and you support lose and not do well and have *** down season. But the family aspect, the making memories, you know, Who knows, 10, 20 years from now, the reds could have *** dynasty and so bring your family and your kids in and introducing them to that love. Um, I think is still really important. And when we were there yesterday, there was an older couple that was sitting in front of us and through the the whole situation we got to talking with them and They, he’s been *** season ticket holder for like 30 years and they live in Lexington and they commute to come to the games, and he’s like listen. You know, you commit 30 years, you you don’t just stop and uh I thought that was really I was grateful to be able to share in that experience with them because they enjoyed it. They had *** good time and he’s clearly *** committed fan and I’m sure he’s disappointed in this season. But I think they walked away being like, it was *** good night, it was *** good night to be at the Red Stadium. So lastly talk to us about how you guys met where you grew up and things like that. So it’s actually today is nine years since we started dating. So we are high school sweethearts. We met at chick fil *** We both worked at *** chick fil *** over in East gate and met there and dated in high school. We dated long distance through college and then got married right out of college and We’ll be married five years next month in what? High schools and colleges you got to. So I went, I graduated from glen este high School which is in the West Claremont school district and I was home schooled in high school and ended up going to Liberty University in Virginia and I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton. All right. He is just hamming it up
What a catch! Cincinnati Reds fan goes viral after one-handed snag while feeding child
A fan at Tuesday night’s Cincinnati Reds game is going viral after catching a foul ball while having his hands full.In the top of the fifth inning in the Reds’ loss to the San Diego Padres, San Diego’s Luis Campusano sent a pitch into foul territory behind the Padres dugout before a great play was made in the stands.”Holds the bottle, no spillage, baby in perfect bliss and a souvenir!” Reds play-by-play announcer John Sadak said in the moments after the catch was made.It was 11-month-old son Shepherd Kingsley’s first baseball game.”It was our first game of the season. It was kind of last minute. My company came to us and they had some tickets,” Shepherd’s dad, Jacob Kingsley, said.Wife and mother Jordan Kingsley said she was told by others to watch for foul balls at games to make sure none potentially hit Shepherd.”And he took his job seriously, I guess,” Jordan joked.Jacob said he saw a ball coming off the netting, bouncing on the seat in front of them.”As it was coming off the bounce, I was protecting him and that’s why I was reaching my hand out and it kind of gravitated toward the ball for the catch.””I have to give credit to my other half of the catch because he definitely upheld his part,” Jacob joked, referencing his son Shepherd.Jordan said she wasn’t surprised.”It’s like such a Jacob Kingsley thing to do. I know that sounds ridiculous, he’s just like the guy next door that like, he’s usually got it taken care of. My trust in him was higher than my anxiety,” Jordan said.Jordan said while not surprised by the catch, she was still shocked by the spectacle of it all.”It made me love him more,” Jordan said. Jacob agreed.”It’s been really fun to kind of celebrate it,” Jacob said.And now, the family is ready to welcome baby number two. Jordan is 14 weeks pregnant.Shepherd got some souvenirs as well, including a first game certificate.”It will probably be worth a lot more once he’s a starting catcher for the Reds,” Jacob joked.
A fan at Tuesday night’s Cincinnati Reds game is going viral after catching a foul ball while having his hands full.
In the top of the fifth inning in the Reds’ loss to the San Diego Padres, San Diego’s Luis Campusano sent a pitch into foul territory behind the Padres dugout before a great play was made in the stands.
“Holds the bottle, no spillage, baby in perfect bliss and a souvenir!” Reds play-by-play announcer John Sadak said in the moments after the catch was made.
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It was 11-month-old son Shepherd Kingsley’s first baseball game.
“It was our first game of the season. It was kind of last minute. My company came to us and they had some tickets,” Shepherd’s dad, Jacob Kingsley, said.
Wife and mother Jordan Kingsley said she was told by others to watch for foul balls at games to make sure none potentially hit Shepherd.
“And he took his job seriously, I guess,” Jordan joked.
Jacob said he saw a ball coming off the netting, bouncing on the seat in front of them.
“As it was coming off the bounce, I was protecting him and that’s why I was reaching my hand out and it kind of gravitated toward the ball for the catch.”
“I have to give credit to my other half of the catch because he definitely upheld his part,” Jacob joked, referencing his son Shepherd.
Jordan said she wasn’t surprised.
“It’s like such a Jacob Kingsley thing to do. I know that sounds ridiculous, he’s just like the guy next door that like, he’s usually got it taken care of. My trust in him was higher than my anxiety,” Jordan said.
Jordan said while not surprised by the catch, she was still shocked by the spectacle of it all.
“It made me love him more,” Jordan said.
“It’s been really fun to kind of celebrate it,” Jacob said.
And now, the family is ready to welcome baby number two. Jordan is 14 weeks pregnant.
Shepherd got some souvenirs as well, including a first game certificate.
“It will probably be worth a lot more once he’s a starting catcher for the Reds,” Jacob joked.