That's terrible advice: The ball travels at around 80+ mph, and if it hits your skull, you are immediately dead.
9 ups, 3y,
The problem with that theory, he caught the ball with his bare hands. If it was traveling 80mph and had the capability of killing on impact of skull, shouldn't the bones in his hand be shattered? The trajectory of that ball suggests it was tossed up to them by one of the players, which means it would have only been funny to see her get hit by it and watch the kid still pick it up and walk away with it.