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Orioles fan's quick reaction to foul ball protects daughter

If her dad hadn't leaped into action, this young Orioles fan's first baseball game would not have been a happy occasion. Fortunately, his lightning-fast reaction successfully deflected an oncoming Matt Wieters foul ball during Monday's first inning at Camden Yards.

As pops holds up the ball triumphantly, the little girl smiles, happily oblivious to the danger she narrowly avoided (and, probably, to the game in general). Way to go, Dad.

-- Molly Fitzpatrick / MLB.com

Video interview: Stephen Cashman / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent