Catching a foul ball at a baseball game has got to be an incredible feeling — but catching a foul ball in your beer? Well, that’s even better. Just ask Gabby DiMarco.
DiMarco, a 23-year-old Padres fan, was at the Padres vs. Braves game, minding her own business and drinking a beer in the stands when, all of a sudden, Braves batter Ender Inciarte sent a foul ball soaring into the stands — and straight into DiMarco’s beer.
Of course, she immediately began cheering, as did the rest of the crowd. Then, after staring in amazement at her beer glass, she did what any legend would do. She chugged the beer, floating baseball and all!
Thankfully, the Padres baseball team caught the amazing moment on video:
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And that’s how DiMarco became baseball’s hero. Seriously — does this earn her a spot in the Hall of Fame?
No one was more surprised by her lucky catch than her.
“I felt like I won the lottery,” she told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “I was like, ‘what are the chances?’ I wasn’t even trying to catch this ball and it landed in my cup.’”
And with the crowd cheering her on, she was more than willing to take what seemed like the next logical step: chug the beer.
“So many people were cheering, ‘chug!’ I was like, ‘absolutely I will chug this beer, are you kidding me?’” she told The Sand Diego Union-Tribune. “I still have the ball in my cup and I’m never going to lose it.”
Yeah, hold on to that lucky charm forever!
Ultimately, the Padres went on to lose the game, but that’s OK because the real winner of the evening was DiMarco.
This moment is definitely in line for the top spot of greatest moments in sports, right up there with the time hockey player Brett Connolly went out of his way to make sure a 6-year-old fan was given a souvenir puck after a couple of little boys tried to take it away from her:
These are the moments sports fans live for!