COBB COUNTY, Ga. — During a game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday afternoon at Truist Park, a man made one heck of a catch.
Grady Rikard took his wife Brittany and their children to an afternoon game on Wednesday, and Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos hit a home run at the top of the second inning that went towards the section where Rikard and his family were sitting, according to WSB-TV,
Rikard made a one-handed catch while holding his young daughter, Riley, the news outlet reported. Rikard then threw the ball back on the field.
“As it was coming in, I said, ‘That one’s gotta go back because we can’t accept any Phillies balls out here,’” Rikard told Bally Sports South’s Kelly Crull, according to WSB-TV. “Not the home run I was hoping to catch today but still got some time. Maybe Acuna will get one to me as well.” Rikard said that they were not in the area they usually sit at the ballpark.
“I froze, unfortunately. There was a lot happening, newborn, three other kids, I just froze. But thankfully Grady was dad of the year and caught it,” Rikard’s wife, Brittany said, according to the news outlet.
Video of the impressive catch can be found on MLB’s website.