NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Come on, Jimmy! There’s a protective screen in front of you!

It’s OK. We understand where you were coming from. It’s instinctual.

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Sitting in the first row behind home plate at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon was spooked by a foul ball off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh inning.

In an attempt to survive, “The Tonight Show” host ducked for cover and lost his cap in the process.

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Naturally — with netting in front of him — he was not hurt.

Two batters later, Carlos Beltran fouled another pitch in the comedian’s direction.

How did he react? The funnyman chugged a beer.

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Well played, Jimmy.