A Brief History Of Adults Taking Baseballs Away From Children

For whatever reason, an old clip of a woman yanking a baseball away from children in Houston is making its rounds today. With that in mind, we dove into the archives to grab some other regrettable moments in adult fan behavior. As always, when attending a baseball game consult our convenient chart to determine if you… » 9/26/13 2:05pm 9/26/13 2:05pm

Young Giants Fan Donates Ball After Sad D-Backs Fan Misses Out On One

This little Diamondbacks fan—or more honestly, his dad—wasn't quick enough to nab a foul ball tossed into the crowd at Chase Field on Sunday. The little kid dealt with his disappointment by pulling his hat over his face so no one could see his sadness. Poor guy. » 9/03/13 9:39pm 9/03/13 9:39pm

Mariners Fan Catches Foul Ball In Beer, Chugs Beer

Not a ton of excitement in last night's loss to the Astros. Right now on the team site, the highlights are "Kelly Shoppach's first home run as a Mariner," "Bobby LaFromboise strikes out two in his major league debut," and "Michael Saunders crashes into the outfield wall." Saunders will go on the DL with a sprained shoulder. » 4/11/13 9:22am 4/11/13 9:22am

Here's The Latest Grown-Up To Steal A Baseball From A Sad Child

We already know that the worst people ever live in Texas. But Miami has its share of oblivious adults too! Like this guy. Norichika Aoki flipped a ball into the stands, presumably on a vector toward of the two precious youngsters leaning over the dugout, their little hearts riding on that priceless little sphere. Polo… » 9/06/12 4:50pm 9/06/12 4:50pm

Fan Drops Two Foul Balls At White Sox Game

The closest I've ever come to catching a foul ball was in Seattle, at the Kingdome. I was sitting dead center behind home plate, about halfway up in the upper deck. The Mariners hitter had his timing right, but just got under it, sending the ball rocketing directly towards our section. A fan maybe four or five rows in… » 9/06/12 11:25am 9/06/12 11:25am

These Fans At Last Night's Cardinals-Rockies Game Might Still Be…

This is what happens to a foul ball that gets hit into the stands at Coors Field in the late innings when no one's there to grab it. That announced crowd of 29,547 really hung around till the end to see if the Rockies could battle back after falling behind in the seventh. As a result, the ball ... just ... keeps ...… » 8/02/12 5:20pm 8/02/12 5:20pm

Man Gives Child Baseball, Child Tries To Throw Baseball Back

We saw something like this happen earlier in the season with a young Royals fan in Kansas City. This time the setting was Tampa Bay, where once again the impressionable little guy was only mimicking what he was watching out on the field. Note that at the very end of the video the father had the ball back in his… » 6/18/12 11:15am 6/18/12 11:15am

Do You Deserve That Foul Ball? Consult This Handy Chart

There's some impassioned debate going on in the comments on the post about the couple in Texas failing to surrender a foul ball to the weeping child beside them. What are the real rules, here? Possession is nine-tenths of the law? Children first? What's the right thing to do to avoid the censure of Michael Kay and… » 4/26/12 5:14pm 4/26/12 5:14pm

Can I Call You Back Later? There's A Foul Ball Screaming Toward My Head

This is the greatest catch, and no one seems to care. Where are the ovations? The panegyrics? Where is even the slightest acknowledgement from the announcers or the Texas crowd that this guy made a snap grab on a sharp line drive, without stirring or interrupting his phone conversation? Maybe it's collective disgust… » 9/15/11 10:40am 9/15/11 10:40am

More Foul Ball Benevolence In The NL West

This is in the same vein as the Diamondbacks kid warming all our hearts, but with a twist. On first glance, the boy in the Giants jersey catches a foul ball in the glove, then hands it over to the guy in front of him. But apparently the fellow in red had caught a ball earlier in the game and given it to the kid — so… » 8/10/11 1:15pm 8/10/11 1:15pm