The True Test of a Father’s Love: Dad Catches Foul Ball in Phillies Game Only To Watch in Horror As Daughter Throws It Back

mlbf_6663629_th_13(available here). Steve Monforto is overjoyed with catching a foul ball in the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. He proudly gives the ball to his daughter only to watch three-year-old Emily throw it back.

Ultimately, a father’s love overcomes a fan’s loss as you can see in the video. It is moments like this that you see the reason God makes kids so cute.

Of course, when they get a bit older than can be a virtual ball machine like this twelve-year-old kids who catches not one but two hits off the same bat:

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35 thoughts on “The True Test of a Father’s Love: Dad Catches Foul Ball in Phillies Game Only To Watch in Horror As Daughter Throws It Back”

  1. Mespo,

    You are a very wise, deep-thinking, reflective man. Thank you for recognizing the intent of my actions.

    There were 2 posts to which I was compelled to reply, because we never know what the morrow might bring…

    (Oh, and you can be a contrary hard-headed cuss, at times)

  2. This was interlaced this evening on the network news with a story about the famous who behave badly. Refreshing… want to find the true America instead of what the news spouts out? Go to a ball game… hope there was no copyright infringement there.

  3. That father did not even have enough time to switch the game ball with a substitute one to throw back like they do at Wrigley Field. He was very graceful in dealing with his daughter after it. Kudos on the catch and on staying positive with your daughter!
    One more thing, my White Sox will be back!

  4. If that was the Nationals game it was, most certainly, the best catch of the day!

    Welcome back FFLeo from your self-imposed but principled exile.

  5. Slickone,

    I didn’t say I wasn’t a bit verklempt over the season’s stats. And that’s putting it mildly. I was hoping for a better year, but realistically I knew next year would be the soonest they’d approach the play offs. Still got to root for my boys though. Rain or shine, I’m still a Royals Fan. Since before pine tar.

    I still think they have all the “fixins” as it were, but some of the guys are young and they need a little time to gel. The big question is when the talent they’ve got starts to develop, will the office pony up the cash to keep them here and keeping them healthy, especially our pitching. Grinke is going to be a Hall of Fame-er if he can stay healthy and stay calm (something he’s really gotten better with too, good work Z, keep it up).

    I’m patient. I just hope the checkbooks are patient with Hill’s planning. I still think he’s a solid coach.

    That being said, the odds despite what Vegas runs are still really fifty-fifty. Either they win or they don’t. Sometimes the Gods of the Diamond favor the underdog.

    Go Royals!

  6. Are the Royals still in KC, I thought that they had mooooved on down to the slaughter house? What 19 games behind Det? Will they even be allowed to play the remainder of the season? Will they be allowed to disgrace the American league with such a record? Will the players be arrested for theft? Embezzlement? Taking money under false pretenses? Breach of Contract? Scamming? These are all legitimate questions, would you not agree?

  7. Ordonez is getting HOT! Big game tonight against the Royals, the “bengals” need to get back on track tonight.

  8. What about the mythical BCS National Championship! How bout Florida and Texas. Methinks Texas Tech might pull an upset in Austin this saturday…..

  9. Go Tigers! Go Blue. How bout that win over the Irish? The Maize and Blue are back baby! CW is on the cusp of being dumped by the AD of Notre Dame. SC is coming to South Bend in about four weeks. OUCH! Let the beatings begin…

  10. Cubs 8.5 out of division lead. St. Louis 1st. Ranger down 6 and Detroit will take the league play offs.

  11. As a baseball fan and lover of the Tigers, if Ordonez popped one into the seats and my little girl tossed it back, I would probably crawl into a hole, then pull the hole in with me….

  12. Probably the reaction she has at home with dad,when they toss a baseball around.He throws it to her and she throws it back.LOL!!

  13. “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MLB Advanced Media.”

    Any good copyright lawyers here’bouts?

  14. ‘Cause 18 yellow roses will wilt and die one day
    But a father’s love will never fade away.

    By Bobby Darin

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