BOSTON, MA - JUNE 18: A general view of game one of a doubleheader between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on June 18, 2023 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Father’s Day at Fenway Park SHOULD be a fun, peaceful event. One where families can attend, watch a great baseball game (in this case it was the Red Sox vs. the Yankees so a nice rivalry was on hand) and spend some time together. In one families’ case, it turned into a viral moment. A moment the Mulligan family will never forget. 

It happened on Father’s Day, June 18th, at Fenway Park in Boston. It was a cloudy day with a few showers here and there. But the Red Sox had beaten the Yankees, in fact they swept them in their weekend series. Pat Mulligan was with his children Jack and Charlie and his wife Jamie. Things were going great and even got greater when a fan caught a foul ball and then gave that ball to Charlie who then made the decision to throw the ball back onto the field. This was much to the dismay of his brother Jack. The video of the event went viral and was shared by thousands, including Sports Center. 

Dad was seen trying to comfort little Jack until an amazing gesture was brought to them from the Red Sox clubhouse. Apparently, Kenly Jansen, Red Sox pitcher, was looking on and decided to give the family a signed ball and jersey for their troubles. Pat, who was later interviewed for NESN, said “We’re awfully grateful to everybody for being so nice.” All in all it ended up being a great day as the Red Sox beat the Yankees in that game 6-2.

In the end, it was a Father’s Day the Mulligan family would never forget. The video went viral and the sports world has been reacting. We’ve put together some of the best reactions to this now viral video and you can see them below. Happy Father’s Day (belated) to all the great dads out there like Pat!

  • Here's the viral video that has millions of views

  • Here is the interview from NESN

    Here’s the interview when we found out, all was right with the world.

  • @juliemriley says this was a priceless moment for that family

  • @thepops2232 says these kids will never forget this moment

  • @gsromek says this generation has its priorities out of wack

  • Bill Spinney says he got a foul ball once, his dog chewed it up

  • @slobzilla says this will be mentioned at their weddings

  • Zack Hammond gives NESN props for capturing some of the best moments

  • Danny says to "throw the whole kid away"

  • Andrew says That's what happens when you give a kid a phone at 5 years old

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