A spectator got loose in the Dodger Stadium outfield Sunday afternoon. He was on his way to an escape after speeding past more than a half-dozen security officers.
He had just one person to beat: the right-field ball girl, who had jumped into the action to become the last line of defense.
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She did her job so well that she became an instant Twitter star.
The sudden free safety (or kicker/punter, as mentioned on the internet) showed good lateral movement and balance and kept her shoulders square while forcing the play back inside. She may have tried an arm tackle, too. Regardless, the runner was soon flipping over the low wall (kind of a 12th defender) behind her. Security finally caught up and handled the situation from there.
A search of “ball girl” after the incident yielded replays from all angles.
Speaking of doing your job, you knew this meme would show up. Twitter is nothing if not predictable.