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This Brewers fan dad is having the best Father's Day around after a crowd-pleasing foul ball catch

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How do you celebrate Father's Day? Maybe a warm gathering of family, firing up the BBQ and turning on the ballgame is in order. Or, if you're especially dedicated, a trip to the ballpark makes for a pretty solid way to spend the day.

One dad in the stands at Sunday's Padres-Brewers game at Miller Park had perhaps the best Father's Day of all, thanks to his trusty glove that he used to great effect when Hernan Perez smashed a second-deck foul ball toward the left-field corner area. Sitting that high, some fans might not expect a chance at a souvenir ... but this guy did, and he was more than ready:

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After making that grab, he basked in the spotlight of his fellow fans for a while. Soak it up, Dad. You've earned it.

The gentleman behind this impressive play is Ricky Dean, at the game with his wife and son. In a bit of perfect timing, this is his son's first trip to a baseball game (after wanting to go to one since he was four years old). As Dean told MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent Katie Hanson, he knew the ball was headed right for him and "couldn't believe it," but thankfully he had his glove at the ready and made the grab. 

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Naturally, he gave the ball to his son as a souvenir from his first-ever game, giving this whole thing a storybook ending. 

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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