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(Major League Baseball)   Old and busted: catching a foul ball without dropping your beer. New hotness: catching a foul ball without dropping your baby   (mlb.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
I couldn't imagine bringing a baby to a baseball game. It just seems irresponsible and inconvenient. Even with all the extra netting they've installed for safety.  Nice catch, but Jesus.
 
5 days ago  
Not approved: using the baby to catch the foul ball
 
5 days ago  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: I couldn't imagine bringing a baby to a baseball game. It just seems irresponsible and inconvenient. Even with all the extra netting they've installed for safety.  Nice catch, but Jesus.


You haven't met too many new parents these days, have you? Irresponsible is usually what got them the baby and inconvenient is how they feel about it.
 
5 days ago  
Usually, it's the Padres who make dazzling catches at Petco Park.

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(yes, I know that was at Wrigley and not Petco.)
 
5 days ago  
what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

from 2011:

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5 days ago  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: I couldn't imagine bringing a baby to a baseball game. It just seems irresponsible and inconvenient. Even with all the extra netting they've installed for safety.  Nice catch, but Jesus.


How many babies are hit by baseballs in an average season?
 
5 days ago  
I thought I had a picture, but in 2016 during the NLCS, a woman had a baby (with ear protection, etc) and a sign that said "I've waited 12 weeks for a Cubs World Series!"

I somehow feel that child didn't really have the true Cubs Fan experience that the rest of us had.
 
5 days ago  

Dick Gozinya: Doctoral Candidate Zaius: I couldn't imagine bringing a baby to a baseball game. It just seems irresponsible and inconvenient. Even with all the extra netting they've installed for safety.  Nice catch, but Jesus.

You haven't met too many new parents these days, have you? Irresponsible is usually what got them the baby and inconvenient is how they feel about it.


Actually, I have a kid under a year old, and a lot of my friends have kids under 3. I wouldn't call them inconvenient, but the kids come first. Sure it would be nice to go out to a baseball game, but it's easier to just watch the game on TV and have a few beers once they're asleep for the night. Cheaper too.

I get it though that a lot of people have a kid and still expect to maintain their same social lives. I don't agree with that notion, but to each their own.
 
5 days ago  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: I couldn't imagine bringing a baby to a baseball game. It just seems irresponsible and inconvenient. Even with all the extra netting they've installed for safety.  Nice catch, but Jesus.


I've done it. My older son was about 6-7 months old when we took him and my parents to Wrigley. He was in the baby bjorn for 75% of the game, and slept through most of it.

First row of upper deck, just past first base. He did make the broadcast during one of his waking moments.

My younger son was about 11 months for his first games, including the division clincher in 2016 when Montero homered in the 10th.
 
5 days ago  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: I couldn't imagine bringing a baby to a baseball game. It just seems irresponsible and inconvenient. Even with all the extra netting they've installed for safety.  Nice catch, but Jesus.


You are either not a parent or you wrap your kids in bubble wrap everywhere they go and hover over them making sure they never risk a skinned knee.

Kids are at far, far more risk traveling to and from the stadium than anything at the stadium. Parents, too.
 
5 days ago  
Like I said before, I have a kid under a year old. I can't see myself bringing them to a baseball game just yet, for a number of reasons.

It's hard to say what kind of parent I'll be once they get older and really start running all over the place, but I would also want my kid to be old enough to possibly appreciate a game. I don't think I'd be trying to snag any foul balls with them in my arm though.

It's not something I can see myself doing, but if that's what you want to do, go for it.
 
5 days ago  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: Like I said before, I have a kid under a year old. I can't see myself bringing them to a baseball game just yet, for a number of reasons.

It's hard to say what kind of parent I'll be once they get older and really start running all over the place, but I would also want my kid to be old enough to possibly appreciate a game. I don't think I'd be trying to snag any foul balls with them in my arm though.

It's not something I can see myself doing, but if that's what you want to do, go for it.


True. Every parent is different, every kid is different. I will say this: having recently taken the 8 and 5 year old to a Chicago Dogs game, it was probably easier and less stressful to take a 6 month old to Wrigley. And they were only marginally more aware of or interested in the baseball game than they were as babies.
 
5 days ago  
...baby catches baseball?

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5 days ago  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: Like I said before, I have a kid under a year old. I can't see myself bringing them to a baseball game just yet, for a number of reasons.

It's hard to say what kind of parent I'll be once they get older and really start running all over the place, but I would also want my kid to be old enough to possibly appreciate a game. I don't think I'd be trying to snag any foul balls with them in my arm though.

It's not something I can see myself doing, but if that's what you want to do, go for it.



Good luck. Parenting is where the days are long but the years are short. If you figure out how to do it perfectly let the rest of us know. I see you are already working on judging others.
 
5 days ago  
The bright lights, big city, went to that baby's head. It's all good.
 
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