Pitchforks! Torches! Worst Baseball Fans Ever Steal Foul Ball From Bawl Boy
Posted April 25, 2012 11:32pm by HVsports
Why is this kid bawling? His parents had the unfortunate luck of sitting him next to the two worst people on the planet right now (subject to change in the blink of an Internet news cycle).
On Wednesday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, two Texas Rangers fans intercepted a ball that should have gone home with the small child to their right. The kid, justifiably, lost his composure. The ball thieves, obliviously, had no idea what kind of psychological torment they just unleashed on a poor unsuspecting kid. They’re just yukkin’ it up, lovin’ the moment. SI’s Jimmy Traina has the vid:
Go ahead, pose for pictures for your social networking and such:
Later, another fan (not the jerks) gave the kid a ball:
All’s well that ends well:
Here’s a quick pro tip: If you’re over the age of 19, and you’re at the ballpark, any ballpark, and a ballboy or a player throws a souvenir into the crowd, you give it to a damn kid. Failure to do so will result in a suspension of all baseball fandom privileges. No exceptions. One strike, you’re out.
The Rangers won the game 7-3. But, really, who cares? Who can celebrate after watching that heist?!
(pics via @KeithOlbermann)