Meet the kid who almost got clocked in the face with that flying bat

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Yesterday we shared the pics of that kid at the Braves-Pirates game who almost got hit in the face with a flying bat. Today we learn who he is and who the man was who saved him.

It’s a father and son, of course: the son is Landon Cunningham, his father is Shaun. Landon is 9 and that was his first professional baseball game ever. While a lot of people made negative comments about him having his phone in front of him, he was sending pics of the game to his mom and sister. He was understandably excited. Send your derision elsewhere, please.

Today Landon and Shaun were on the “Today” show. Watch: