Man snags 2 foul balls in span of three pitches at Citi Subject, provides them to his mother as birthday reward

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“Out of all these folks right here! What are the chances?”

In a photograph supplied by Jerry Seashore, Patrick Wedderburn, standing together with his mom, Christa, holds two foul balls that he caught in a three-pitch span Friday. Jerry Seashore through AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Wedderburn exchanged hugs with household and buddies Friday evening as he held aloft his once-in-a-lifetime haul in part 321 at Citi Subject — two foul balls snagged in a three-pitch span throughout the eighth inning of the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

However the 23-year-old from Farmingville on Lengthy Island didn’t hesitate when requested what he deliberate to do with the baseballs.

“I’m gonna give her each of them,” he stated as he gestured to his mom, Christa, who was on the park as a part of her birthday celebration.

Patrick, carrying a Pete Alonso jersey, stated he was taking a look at his cellphone within the fifth row of part 321 — two ranges behind residence plate at Citi Subject — when the primary foul ball off the bat of TJ Friedl landed within the second row.

“I seemed up, I noticed it bouncing proper there, I dove over, grabbed it,” Patrick stated.

Friedl then fouled a pitch off towards the third base facet earlier than hitting one other Drew Smith providing into part 321.

“Earlier than I might even give it some thought, the second was proper behind me,” Patrick stated. “I grabbed it proper on this chair proper there.”

“Proper there!” Christa stated, motioning to the fifth seat within the sixth row.

“Went proper over my head,” Patrick stated.

Friedl ended up fouling off six two-strike pitches earlier than coming out to 3rd. Moments later, mom and son posed for an image along with her sudden birthday items.

“Out of all these folks right here!” stated Bob Wedderburn, Christa’s husband and Patrick’s father. “What are the chances?”