The Steve Monforto video has been making its way around the Internet today. In the video, Steve Monforto, who has been attending Phillies games since he was 3, is clearly excited to catch his first foul ball ever.
Emily Monforto throws the ball back. (From MLB.com) Monforto hi-fives his fellow fans in a brief celebration before handing the ball to his 3-year-old daughter, Emily, as a keepsake. Before he can blink, his daughter has thrown it right back down to the field. But the real "awwws" come when Monforto wraps his arms around his young daughter to make sure she knows she hasn't done anything wrong.
"See, when she first threw it over, you know, I kind of laughed and was like, 'Oh my gosh, there it goes,'" Monforto told the local Fox TV affiliate. "But then the look on her face was that she may have done something wrong, so I wanted to let her know that ... she didn't do anything wrong."
Monforto made the 2-handed grab by leaning over the rail in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Monforto family has been invited to appear on NBC's Today show where they will tell their side of the story, and be presented with a special gift.