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Nice play, dad: Pirates fan barehands Welington Castillo homer while holding kid

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Dads of the world who also frequent baseball games, you've met your match.

In Friday night's game between the Pirates and D-backs at Chase Field, one devout Bucs fan rose above the rest. D-backs catcher Welington Castillo launched a home run off Jon Niese in the fourth inning, and this dad -- easy to spot in his bright yellow Pirates jersey -- reached up and caught the ball WITH HIS BARE HAND. While holding his kid, mind you.


What's it like pulling off something this impressive? Watch the clip above for in-game interview with the hero himself, Justin Kirkpatrick.

It's still April, but this should be a strong contender for Fan Catch of the Year by the time things wrap up in October …