Yuniesky Betancourt hit a three-run home run tonight for the Brewers in a five-run first inning against the Padres. He actually puts a pretty good swing on it, too; it's a legit home run. Good for Yuniesky.
If you watch the stands however, you will see a fan really lay out for that ball. One way to look at this is that it's a home run and a home-run ball has some inherent value, even if it is off the bat of Yuniesky Betancourt. It's not every day one gets a shot at a home-run ball.
Another way to look at it is that this is a doubly-rare keepsake, worth risking life and limb to track down. A home run is rare; a home run hit by Yuniesky Betancourt is rare as shit. Guys all over the country have home run balls hit by Albert Pujols or Alex Rodriguez. There are, at most, 69 potential Yuniesky Betancourt home run balls, assuming they all made it into the stands.
Dive away, friend.
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