Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland tried doing something nice for the fans in the middle of the eighth inning on Wednesday by tossing a foul ball into the stands. The ball was scooped up by a man who handed it to his female companion. The couple was all smiles, but the small child seated with his parents nearby was visibly distraught.
The young Rangers fan started crying as the couple next to them began posing for pictures with the foul ball.
As the YES Network cameras captured the scene, Michael Kay reacted first by saying worse things could happen. But then he ripped the couple for not giving the ball to the kid once he saw the replay.
“Oh my God they can’t give it to the kid? They’re actually like rubbing it in the kid’s face. Very cold,” he said.
Luckily, someone in the Rangers dugout noticed and gave the kid another ball.
It’s not like they snatched the ball away from the kid.
I’ve been going to Giants games since I was a little boy. I never caught a foul ball (or homer) and nobody ever gave me one either.
If I ever do catch one why should I feel obligated to give it to somebody else’s rugrat? The snot-nosed little brat will probably trash it anyway. I’ll put it on the shelf next to my Humm-Baby kazoo and Croix de Candlestick.
Not only did the kid get his own ball out of the deal, but today the team announced they were giving him a jersey autographed by the whole team. Throwing tantrums does pay-off.
BTW: I always take my glove with me to games just in case.
This is an open thread.
This is some serious stink-eye:
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