Error! Man Trying to Catch Home Run at World Series Misses, Ball Hits Wife

Playing Fan Misses Catching World Series Ball in Stands That Lands on Wife’s Belly

An eager baseball fan tried to catch a home run with his glove during Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday night, but the ball wound up socking his wife in the stomach. 

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L.A. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson hit the deep fly ball in the seventh-inning that sailed into the crowd. 

Waiting under it was Dodgers fan Stephen Wiard, who extended his glove but missed. Instead, the ball hit his wife, Megan. 

The ball left a big bruise but she says she’s feeling fine. 

“I'm fine," she said in a video posted to Instagram. "I survived, but it was a great hit."

Wiard said jitters about catching the hard-hit ball may have gotten to him.

“I just missed it,” he told USA Today. “I got flustered. I just lost it... I choked. I just choked.”

And despite his fly ball blunder, his wife is sticking by him.

“He was trying to protect me,” she said. “I appreciate it.”

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The Dodgers won the game 3-1 against the Houston Astros, forcing a Game 7 that will take place Wednesday night.