Dodgers bat boy saving Shohei Ohtani's life is most ridiculous thing you'll see today

Give this kid a promotion after the play he made on this foul ball on Wednesday.
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Most of the time, the focus when it comes to the Los Angeles Dodgers is on what the actual players are doing. Shohei Ohtani is on a torrid pace in his first year with the team, and the Dodgers have been mostly cruising this season despite some injury issues, sporting a healthy 8.5 game lead in the division already at the end of June.

However, fans are sometimes treated to the rare instance where a fan or a coach or a team employee does something that becomes the talk of the game. Most of the time, those incidents are not flattering to those involved, but can often be very funny, in a schadenfreude sort of way.

In this case, however, one Dodgers bat boy made waves for the best possible reason on Wednesday, as his lightning-fast reflexes on a foul ball towards the Dodgers dugout may have saved Shohei Ohtani from serious injury.

Dodgers bat boy showed great hands and reflexes in saving Shohei Ohtani from foul ball

You will have to click the video above to get the full picture of how awesome this play was from the youngster. However, the gist is that a foul ball on an excuse-me swing from Enrique Hernández was headed straight for the Dodgers' dugout and, more specifically, right at LA's $700 million man. If that ball gets into the dugout, Ohtani's only hope is diving out to the way in time, which was far from a sure thing and borderline impossible.

However, this bat boy didn't flinch or even blink with that ball headed right over his shoulder. With two bare hands, he snatched that ball out of the air as the rest of the Dodgers ran for cover, and made the play. What does the kid do after that? He smoothly nods his head while handing the ball to a fan and goes about his business like nothing happened.

Someone in that dugout needs to make sure that kid gets a car/scholarship/whatever for that play, as it would have been impressive for anyone to make, let alone a barehanded bat boy. The Dodgers may also want to make sure that they keep him on their watch list for future drafts, because those hands are gonna play, and he will almost definitely be able to rely on Ohtani as a reference.

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