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Thursday, April 24, 2014

NJ.com: WATCH: An adult steals a ball from young Yankees fan at Wednesday’s game vs. Red Sox

He should have the other guy’s kid taken from him.

There was a controversy from Wednesday night’s Yankees-Red Sox tilt that probably infuriated fans everywhere.

No, not that whole Michael Pineda pine tar flap. We’re talking about what was captured on video, as you see above (via Big League Stew): Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts tossed a ball to a young fan in a Yankees hat…when an adult came in and snatched it away.

 

JE (Jason) Posted: April 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fans, maturity, red sox, yankees

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   1. DA Baracus Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:18 AM (#4693846)
I thought this would be noted Sox homer Peter King.
   2. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:23 AM (#4693851)
Not only does the DB snatch the ball from the kid, it looks like he taunts him afterward.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:25 AM (#4693853)
From my lip-reading it appears he's saying "BAWSTAN STRAWNG!"
   4. Russ Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:26 AM (#4693856)
Prediction: the internets will not be kind to this fellow.
   5. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:29 AM (#4693857)
C'mon, give the guy a break. He was just saving the ball for his adorable toddler.
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:34 AM (#4693860)
Boy, I'd tuned out yesterday's game when it turned into a laugher but I didn't realize even the umpires were pushing the game to the finish line.
   7. Publius Publicola Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:36 AM (#4693862)
I love how the dad looked sideways at the guy and just shook his head.
   8. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: April 25, 2014 at 09:37 AM (#4693863)
Lyric little d0uchebag bids kid's ball adieu.

   9. JE (Jason) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM (#4693938)
I love how the dad looked sideways at the guy and just shook his head.

Yeah, it's reasonable to assume that the DB had been acting like one for some time.
   10. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: April 25, 2014 at 11:17 AM (#4693943)
Boy, I am not a violent person and rarely think violence is the solution to any problem, but...
   11. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM (#4693953)
It's a dick move but it looks like the guy is handing it to someone to his left. I'm wondering if he was there with his own kid. Just generally I'd like to see more of the video. Normally when someone does something like this the crowd gets riled up but everyone around him seems to be chuckling.
   12. JE (Jason) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 11:39 AM (#4693973)
Normally when someone does something like this the crowd gets riled up but everyone around him seems to be chuckling.

Jose, they're called "enablers."
   13. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM (#4693998)
It's a dick move but it looks like the guy is handing it to someone to his left. I'm wondering if he was there with his own kid. Just generally I'd like to see more of the video. Normally when someone does something like this the crowd gets riled up but everyone around him seems to be chuckling.


I was there. It's even worse than you think. He handed the ball to Chris Truby.
   14. Tim D Posted: April 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM (#4694003)
Kid has a Yankee hat on. Can't believe anyone is surprised. Reverse it and in NY the Yankee fan who snatched it from the kid in the Bosox hat talks trash for 30 seconds.
   15. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4694017)

Kid has a Yankee hat on. Can't believe anyone is surprised. Reverse it and in NY the Yankee fan who snatched it from the kid in the Bosox hat talks trash for 30 seconds.


I really, really detest the notion that it is ok to be a dick to someone simply because of an article of clothing.
   16. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 25, 2014 at 12:36 PM (#4694042)
What about crocs?
   17. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM (#4694049)
What about toe socks?


...fine.
   18. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4694178)
I really, really detest the notion that it is ok to be a dick to someone simply because of an article of clothing.

Normally I'd agree, but when it's the Yankees we're talking about....
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4694205)
I've always said, if I got a ball at a game, I wasn't going to hand it to some kid, because heck I've waited 44 years, you can to.

But this isn't that type of situation, this was pure dickery.
   20. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 25, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4694339)
I've always said, if I got a ball at a game, I wasn't going to hand it to some kid, because heck I've waited 44 years, you can to.


Agree with the sentiment completely. Plus, for all the people around you know you could have a new-born son on the way in a month and that ball is going to be his as soon as he's born.

As an aside, I caught a foul ball at the Yanks-Sox game a couple of weeks back. The first time that's happened in my 36 years. I was giddy like a kid! And my wife is due with our first child, a boy, in late May.
   21. Brian Posted: April 25, 2014 at 04:31 PM (#4694399)
I had my oldest son at a Yankee game in the 90's and Tino Martinez flipped him the ball after the inning, a nice soft one hopper off the top of the dugout (They were great seats) and the DB next to my son did the same thing. He snatched it away from an 8 year old. Tino just shook his head and disappeared into the dugout. Before we even digested what the db had done Tino popped up with another ball and tossed it to my son. Crowd went crazy. Tino made some fans that night.
   22. JE (Jason) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4694415)
Agree with the sentiment completely. Plus, for all the people around you know you could have a new-born son on the way in a month and that ball is going to be his as soon as he's born.

Was this even debatable?

I think a way more contentious argument at the ballpark is whether fans sitting in the outfield have an obligation to throw a home-run ball hit by the visiting team onto the field. (Screw that, I'm keeping the souvenir.)
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: April 25, 2014 at 05:01 PM (#4694426)
I had my oldest son at a Yankee game in the 90's and Tino Martinez flipped him the ball after the inning, a nice soft one hopper off the top of the dugout (They were great seats) and the DB next to my son did the same thing. He snatched it away from an 8 year old. Tino just shook his head and disappeared into the dugout. Before we even digested what the db had done Tino popped up with another ball and tossed it to my son. Crowd went crazy. Tino made some fans that night.


Must have been the non-self important whiny prick than the version the Cardinals got.

I think the rule should be, if it's a ball tossed by a player, you should not "reach" for it.

   24. SuperGrover Posted: April 26, 2014 at 01:01 PM (#4694733)
I've always said, if I got a ball at a game, I wasn't going to hand it to some kid, because heck I've waited 44 years, you can to.


What would you do with a ball from a game? Frame it on your desk at work? Put it on your mantle? Play catch with it?

I just don't get the allure of the game baseball. I've gotten three in my life (thanks to attending a ton of games with under 10K at Kauffman) and never thought much about them, giving them away to kids every time.

Not sure what use a grown man can have with a plain game used baseball.
   25. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: April 26, 2014 at 01:15 PM (#4694737)
I would have heckled that guy until either he gave the kid the ball or they kicked me out of the park.
   26. BDC Posted: April 26, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4694741)
I'm with SuperGrover on this. Not that I've ever gotten a baseball at a game, but once in a while I'll wander into the outfield porch before a game, or foul-line seats late, and I'll actually pick out the kid I'm going to hand the ball to if I catch it. Which is a little like choosing which charity to endow if I win the lottery, but what the hey.
   27. Lassus Posted: April 26, 2014 at 01:34 PM (#4694745)
What would you do with a ball from a game? Frame it on your desk at work? Put it on your mantle? Play catch with it? I just don't get the allure of the game baseball.

Until I catch a foul ball at a baseball game, I'm still the kid hoping to catch the foul ball at the baseball game. And I'd do the same thing now as an adult I'd do with it as I would have as a kid, play catch with it.
   28. Publius Publicola Posted: April 26, 2014 at 02:23 PM (#4694771)
Before we even digested what the db had done Tino popped up with another ball and tossed it to my son. Crowd went crazy. Tino made some fans that night.


Did the guy seem embarrassed at all or was he such a self-absorbed dumbass he didn't even notice?
   29. spike Posted: April 26, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4694839)
Not sure what use a grown man can have with a plain game used baseball.

Grimes: But this was a contest for children!

Lenny: Yeah, and Homer beat their brains out.

   30. cardsfanboy Posted: April 26, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4694853)
wrong thread

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