Phillies fan Steve Monforto caught his firs foul ball on Tuesday night, but when the excited father gave the souvenir to his daughter Emily, the 3 year-old tossed the ball back onto the field. See video of the little girl throwing the ball back below!
Monforto caught his first foul ball ever and was really excited.
“As the ball was coming up I was just thinking, ‘Don’t drop it Steve — or I’ll have all of Citizens Bank Park booing me,’” said Monforto.
Monforto made a great catch and proudly handed the ball to his 3 year-old daughter Emily while fans watched and television cameras caught the moment. When his little girl threw the ball back onto the field, his initial shock soon turned to a hug that was so precious.
“I think she was startled by the reaction of the fans around us — there was a collective gasp,” said Monforto, 32. “She was also startled by the look on my face. I just wanted to let her know it was OK — that she didn’t do anything wrong.
“We play catch all of the time,” Monforto added. “I think she was thinking, ‘Oh great I’m going to have a catch with dad — Dad gave me a ball, let’s throw it!’”
Monforto attended the Phillies-Nationals game with Emily, his wife Kathleen and their 15-month-old Cecelia. It was Emily’s sixth Phillies game.
When asked if Emily was invited to a baseball game anytime soon he said, “I’ll have to think about that,” said Monforto, laughing.
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