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CHICAGO — The best catch at Tuesday night’s Cubs game just may be one by a fan holding a baby.
And it also may be interference.
The great barehanded catch over the glove of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez prompted a replay review.
With two out and none on in the second inning at Wrigley Field, Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel fouled off a pitch from Zack Greinke. Gonzalez chased the popup and reached over the rolled-up tarp while trying to make a play, but the man reached out and grabbed the ball with his right hand while carrying a baby sucking on a bottle in his left arm.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly then came out of the dugout and argued for fan interference. While the play was being reviewed, the crowd roared as the sequence was shown again on ballpark’s videoboards.
After a short delay, the call was reversed and Hammel was ruled out, ending the inning.
The man was allowed to stay in his seat.
Social media lit up around 8 p.m. after a man caught a foul ball while holding a sleeping baby.
One tweet said it was the man’s 7-month-old son he was holding.
Here are some of the tweets.
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 24, 2015
Cubs security explained to the guy who made the catch that was called fan interference he was wrong. Normally you are ejected for that .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) June 24, 2015
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 24, 2015
— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) June 24, 2015
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 24, 2015