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Fan Catches Foul Ball While Talking on Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Generally, when a spectator at a baseball game catches a foul ball he's next seen fielding a call from a friend or a relative who saw him make the snag on TV.

This Texas Ranger ran took that congratulations right away because he was already deep into a cell phone conversation when he casually grabbed a screaming line drive of a foul ball off the bat of Rangers' second baseman Ian Kinsler.

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Foul Ball Ignites Sparks on Face Mask of Detroit Catcher Alex Avila [VIDEO]

Foul tips are one of the perils of playing the catcher position in baseball, but one doesn't usually associate fire hazard with that risk. In the video below, a foul ball off the bat of the Chicago White Sox's A.J. Pierzynski hits the mask of Detroit Tigers' catcher Alex Avila so hard that sparks fly.

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Foul Ball Hits Woman in the Face [VIDEO]

While foul balls hit into the stands provide fans with the chance to make some pretty epic catches, those suckers are traveling at high enough speeds to cause an injury.

During last night's game against the Orioles, Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez almost catches a foul ball that was headed for the crowd. When he can't make the grab, the ball ends up hitting a woman in the front row smack in the unprotected face.

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Little League Pitcher Saved by His Cap [VIDEO]

In a Friday game at the Little League World Series, Huntington Beach, California pitcher Braydon Salzman was almost smacked in the forehead with a line-drive ball. It would've surely been a scary event (just ask this minor leaguer) -- were it not for the brim of his ball cap.

While the impact did knock Salzman to the ground, slow-motion replay shows his cap's bill took the brunt of the impact, leaving a noticeable dent.

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Ball Bounces Off Minor Leaguer’s Head to Start Amazing Triple Play [VIDEO]

This triple play, turned by minor league team the Nashville Sounds, is about the strangest instant inning-ender we've ever seen.

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Pitcher Jason Marquis Breaks Leg During Game – And Keeps Pitching! [VIDEO]

During the fourth inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks/New York Mets game on Sunday, Arizona pitcher Jason Marquis struck Mets catcher Josh Thole with a pitch. Upon impact, both players fell down into respective heaps.

Why? It turns out that in the prior inning, Marquis' leg had been hit by a ball off the bat of Mets centerfielder Angel Pagan. The force broke the fibula bone in the pitcher's leg, but he decided to keep playing.

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Man Makes Incredible Foul Ball Catch With Baby in His Other Hand [VIDEO]

Another game, another awesome foul ball story. Cubs fan Tony Russo has had the same first base-side upper deck seats in Wrigley Field since 1984. He had never caught a foul ball until earlier this week -- doing so while holding his 6-month-old son in his other arm. Aww!

But the best part? It was baby's first Cubs game. Double aww!

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Returning Soldier Surprises His Family at Baseball Game in Tear-Jerker Video

When four-year-old twin sisters Gracie and Ruby Weichman showed up at the ballpark on Monday night to watch their hometown Spokane Indians take on the visiting Yakima Bears, they had no idea that their father, Air Force Sargeant Chris Weichman, was planning a surprise homecoming during the game.

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Two Men Dig Through Trash for Foul Ball at Tampa Bay Game [VIDEO]

Call it the summer of foul ball drama: After incidents involving foul balls hitting mascotshitting beer, making kids pout, making kids generous and making kids hysterical, two adults have actually been driven to dig through the garbage and fight over a ball hit into the stands at a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game.

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Aww! Kid Cries for Joy After Red Sox Player Josh Beckett Hands Him Baseball [VIDEO]

Recently, a couple videos surfaced of kids at baseball games looking seriously unhappy after missing out on an errant ball.

In this video, Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett makes sure a young fan in the crowd gets his prize (which fell slightly out of reach) by walking over and sticking it right in his hands. The kid's response? A bit dramatic, but still pretty cute.

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Florida Marlin Logan Morrison Flips Out Over Bug in the Dugout [VIDEO]

Upon returning to the dugout from the field, Florida Marlin Logan Morrison was attacked by a large praying mantis, who had been perched on the dugout's rails.

His reaction? A bit extreme: Morrison's arms flailed all over the place in a desperate attempt to get the harmless bug away from his person. Needless to say, his teammates and the game's broadcasters found his insect-triggered spasms highly entertaining.

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Classy Young Fan Gives Foul Ball Back to Crying Little Kid Who Dropped It [VIDEO]

Ian, a young fan attending an Arizona Diamondbacks game, was ecstatic when a ball tossed into the stands by Milwaukee Brewers' second baseman Rickie Weeks ended up in his hands.

However, when Ian noticed that a younger kid -- who had botched the chance to catch Weeks' flip before it reached Ian -- was sulking over his failure, Ian immediately went over to the pouting boy and offered him the baseball.

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Cute Kid Unleashes Epic Pout After Not Catching Foul Ball [VIDEO]

A young fan at a San Fransisco Giants game was mighty unhappy when a woman a row in front of him was able to nab a foul ball, denying him the chance at the ultimate ball park souvenir.

Once the woman started celebrating her acquisition, the boy angrily crossed his arms and contorted his face into an adorably exaggerated pout.

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Lucky Red Sox Fan Catches Foul Ball in His Beer [VIDEO]

Cracker Jack is no longer the only thing at the baseball concession stand with a prize inside. This lucky Red Sox fan happened to have his beer in the right place at the right time when a foul ball took a one hop off the Fenway Park grandstand and landed in his cup. Well played!

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Phillie Phanatic Hospitalized After Being Hit By Foul Ball [VIDEO]

Years of dancing on and around baseball dugouts has finally caught up with the Phillie Phanatic.

The most recognizable mascot in sports was performing Wednesday night at Lehigh Valley, home of the Philadelphia Phillies' triple-A affiliate, when a foul ball bounced off of the dugout and struck the Phanatic in the neck.

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