San Diego, California (KTTV) – Usually, it is the players who take dazzling catches, but this time a mother from California is in the limelight.
Lexi Whitmore, 30, was in San Diego to see her beloved Padres when she snatched a foul ball with her bare hand while holding her 3-month-old son Maverick with her other hand at the Petco Park stand.
The Padres gave the mom some props on Twitter by sharing the video of the highlight-reel catch with the caption, “Mom is amazing.”
“I think the reason it was shared on social media and the way it went viral is just a small glimpse into what we multitasking moms do,” Whitmore told Granthshala 11.
Whitmore is a marketing manager for a tech company in the Bay Area. I met her when she interned at my former TV station in Northern California about a decade ago. She is now married and the mother of two children.
When she took the highlight-reel catch Wednesday afternoon, the mom of her 9-year-old daughter Lily and Lexi were both next to the supermom.
Lexi credits her little slacker Lily, who had just started playing softball.
“We would practice and play catches,” she explained. “And I’ll have Maverick in my arm.”
Whitmore’s husband missed the viral moment but for good reason: The wildland firefighter and paramedic has stopped training with the Navy Reserve.
The Padres have reached out to Lexi and are planning to take Supermom out on the field.
“Maybe you’re throwing the first pitch in the game?” I asked.
“I’m sure I can do the same with the baby in my hands,” replied Lexie playfully.