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Posted: 4/26/2012 5:28:46 PM

I hope this kid learns pretty quickly that this is not the case.  But in this video, he is being taught exactly that.  Cry and you'll get it.  The ball player giving him a ball didn't do the kid any favors. 

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/young-rangers-fan-cries-inconsiderate-neighbors-keep-baseball-054131053.html

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Posted: 4/27/2012 11:41:24 AM

I see where you're coming from.

My father would've shut me up if that was me.  But then again, he was a strict tyrant from South America.

It's probably why I think parents are way too soft on their kids today. 

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Posted: 4/27/2012 5:22:55 PM

i too see where you are coming from........... 

 

But what the darn do 2 grown behind adults need with that baseball???,,,,,,,,,,,,the baseball fan unwritten rule - give the ball to a kid (unless, obviously its like a 600th home run or something special) 

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Posted: 4/27/2012 10:45:03 PM

And these people expect an apology from the Yankees announcer, Michael Kay, for calling them oblivious selfish buffoons?  Really?

The first rule of baseball when you are not batting... What are you going to do if the ball gets hit to you?

Apparently there are only a few of us that would give a kid a souvenir.  I can't even begin to count the baseballs and hockey pucks I've given away to kids at games. 

Hell, one time I even bought two baseballs for two kids sitting next to me at a Red Sox game.  Kids deserve to get spoiled at the ball park.  It's a sacred tradition.
Those oblivious people are pathetic human beings.



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Posted: 4/28/2012 2:13:50 AM
they bought the tickets, they caught the ball, it's their ball imo, darn that little shitty brat. if that was my kid i'd tell my kid they got it fair and square, why is the announcer even commenting on that 
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Posted: 4/28/2012 4:08:45 AM
Its a matter of etiquette... the woman should have given the kid the ball after she took the picture with it...

It is because of the lack of understanding on what the right thing was to do in that situation that the crying kid needs to be consoled with the charity ball... which is not even giving the kid the actual ball, but just a ball to shut him up...

I remember as a kid I had a friend who chose to have a birthday party that included watching a game...

So it was a bunch of kids sitting together about 10 kids... and a foul ball is hit our way... some brought their gloves with them hoping to catch one... the ball lands about 3 rows in front of us and the guy who catches it ask that people pass the ball to the group of kids...

so at the end of the game we literally put all of our names in a hat and my friend's dad picked the winner of who got the ball in the end...  I guess he could have gone with the idea of saying it is his son's birthday and he should get the ball, but instead we did a lottery...  I didnt win, but what I learned was that some times gambling is the best way of solving problems...
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Posted: 4/28/2012 10:14:36 AM
why should a kid get the ball just because it was near him. everyone likes to catch a foulball and they have every right to keep it for any reason they might want to.  there are plenty of souveniers available for purchase at every stadium including official baseballs.
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Posted: 4/28/2012 10:35:19 AM
closest kid gets the ball .............  ............. 


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Posted: 4/28/2012 2:34:10 PM
A couple years ago when ManRam was playing left field for the Dodgers he threw a warm up ball into our section of the bleachers. After bouncing off of four different sets of hands, it lands at my feet. First time in 20 years or so of going to baseball games that I finally caught a ball(well sort caught). First thing I did was give it to the kid nearest to me that was all decked out in Dodgers gear(I'm a Tigers fan and had on Tigers gear). I asked his parents if it was cool that I took a couple of pics of myself and the kid with the ball. They were cool with it and everyone walked away happy about the situation.

Now had that ball come from a Miguel Cabrera home run or off a Tige bat in general, I can't say I would have been so generous. Most likely without any historical significance though, I'm giving the ball to the nearest youngster.
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Posted: 4/28/2012 2:35:34 PM
Oh yeah, I do agree with the OP. That kid acting that way was pretty sad though. Yes the older couple should have given him the ball, but I hope the kids parents teach him a life lesson about cryin to get things you want.
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Posted: 4/28/2012 10:52:23 PM
Only in Texas.
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Posted: 4/28/2012 11:14:39 PM
In arizona last year some little kid got thrown a ball by a player and a kid wearing and opposing teams hat who was sitting a few rows away started crying into his moms shoulder like a little girl and making a big scene. The 10 year old that originally got the ball walked down and gave it to the cry baby because it obviously meant more to him. The whole thing was caught on camera and the announcers were loving how stand up of a guy this kid was at such a young age. They decided to invite the kid who gave the ball away and the cry baby into the booth to hear more about it. They hooked the nice kid up with some great dback souvenirs and I forget what they did for the crybaby. I don't think they did much. They just were asking him how excited he was the other kid got the ball and stuff. Just goes to show you if you do the right thing you will get rewarded sometimes.


In spring training this year......lets retrace a sec for a brief history of my luck as a fan. I have been to over 100 baseball games and have have had foul balls hit my hand with 5 others all deflecting it. One knocked my dip cup out of my hand and spilled all over myself and  the ump chasing me down for sneaking past him. Hockey 0-100 also. But, this spring on a drunken friday night I caught a nelson cruz laser beam and was too pumped. My friend nudged me and said give it to those kids. After a little hesitation and realizing it will just collect dust in drawer if i kept it, I decided to give it to the little girl who was a huge ranger fan. The right move for sure....even though I don't remember if i even got a thank you. Pretty sure I didn't but maybe she was just shy or something. 
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Posted: 4/29/2012 6:25:17 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ktrain:

A couple years ago when ManRam was playing left field for the Dodgers he threw a warm up ball into our section of the bleachers. After bouncing off of four different sets of hands, it lands at my feet. First time in 20 years or so of going to baseball games that I finally caught a ball(well sort caught). First thing I did was give it to the kid nearest to me that was all decked out in Dodgers gear(I'm a Tigers fan and had on Tigers gear). I asked his parents if it was cool that I took a couple of pics of myself and the kid with the ball. They were cool with it and everyone walked away happy about the situation.

Now had that ball come from a Miguel Cabrera home run or off a Tige bat in general, I can't say I would have been so generous. Most likely without any historical significance though, I'm giving the ball to the nearest youngster.

Holy garbage I was at that game and sitting next to you!!  It was Saturday May 22, 2010.  Dodgers won 6-4.  You were with a friend who was a Dodgers fan, a Mexican dude.  You were white, we had a brief conversation, I was with my ex girlfriends dad. 
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Posted: 4/29/2012 8:23:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Fishscale:


Holy garbage I was at that game and sitting next to you!!  It was Saturday May 22, 2010.  Dodgers won 6-4.  You were with a friend who was a Dodgers fan, a Mexican dude.  You were white, we had a brief conversation, I was with my ex girlfriends dad. 

You are correct sir. I can't believe you remember that. 

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Posted: 4/30/2012 5:29:14 PM
Yeah that's crazy.  Small world.  That was back when Joel Zumaya was throwing 102.  Before the 2nd, 3rd and 4th injuries.  

Dodgers killing it this year.  Peace my man.  
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