"A fast-acting father at a Pirates spring training game in Florida reached out his arm just in time to deflect a flying baseball bat headed for his son`s face.
Shaun Cunningham said he took his 8-year-old son to Saturday`s spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves in Bradenton and the boy was distracted by a photo he had just snapped when a bat flew out of Pirates outfielder Danny Ortiz`s hands and into the stands.
Most news articles have described the father as a hero for saving his son`s face from being bashed in by the flying baseball bat.
But in my humble opinion the dad`s behavior was reprehensible, he should have let his son get smacked in the face by the bat for fooling around with his cell phone. It`s sacrilege to stare at your phone instead of the action on the field at a baseball game.
Because the father didn`t teach his son a valuable lesson, the little brat will be texting and talking on his phone at movie theaters, churches and concert halls for the rest of his miserable life.
Shame on you Shaun Cunningham, shame on you!