Absentminded Fans Nearly Nailed In Face By Foul Ball In Tampa Bay (GIF)

Those signs around ballparks that tell fans to keep an eye out for foul balls are there for a reason.

Two guys sitting in the front row for Tuesday night’s Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles game at Tropicana Field did not heed that warning, and it almost resulted in one of them taking a Steve Pearce foul ball straight to the dome.

As Pearce’s foul screamed toward the Orioles’ dugout, everyone — players and fans alike — scattered for cover. Except, that is, for our two friends here in the pink and white, who just kept on chatting as the line drive made a beeline right for them.

Luckily for both of their faces, the ball somehow split the inches-wide gap between them, preventing what could have been a very nasty situation at The Trop.

Check out the near-miss in GIF form below, courtesy of Eye on Baseball.

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