Meet hero dad and the (adorable) son he saved from flying baseball bat

Landon Cunningham’s 9th birthday celebration and first trip to a Major League baseball game changed from near disaster to relief in a split second, all thanks to his hero dad. According to Today.com, Landon was looking at his phone while texting his mom a picture from Saturday’s Pirates-Braves spring training game when Pittsburgh outfielder Danny Ortiz lost control of his bat at the plate. That sent the bat hurtling into the stands behind first base, directly at Landon’s face. At the last instant, his father, Shaun Cunningham, stuck out his arm to block the bat from hitting his son.  It is an extremely close call, which can you see from the pictures and video…