Baseball fan's expression changes from excitement to shame when he realizes he scooped up a ball in play


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/29/baseball-fans-expression-cha.html


#2

His friend, though.

“I do not know this man.”


#3

One of the many reasons that grown men should not bring gloves to watch a baseball game.
It’s not like if the first baseman is hurt the manager will see the guy in the stands and ask him to play.


#4

Uh - they do it to catch foul balls, which are moving pretty damn fast. People get beaned a few times a year.


#5

They also don’t like it when we bring bats to hit them back to the field again.


#6

This is from April 2016, but yeah, he handled it right; even got on Jimmy Kimmel the next week. His fiancee seemed overly mortified but it seems that that kind of ejection also carries a stadium ban… :frowning:


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#8

you’re kidding me - was he actually banned?


#9

If you interfere with a ball in play at the Giants (and probably most places) they toss you out of the park. And rightly so. It’s understandable, but inexcusable, to reach out like that – and that wasn’t even a close call.

They do not, to my knowledge, ban you from the park for a first offense.


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#11

Don’t worry, Mr. Play Interference. This will only exist on the internet forever.


#12

Did they let him keep the ball at least? /rimshot


#13

If it’s hit into the stands, you have a better chance of catching it if you have a glove.

I imagine the chances of actually catching one have changed with the erection of foul ball nets.


#15

Yes it was a huge mistake but he reacted honestly and left without a scene.

And the woman’s reaction is priceless


#16

Ugh, and some people like myself had finally forgotten. He did not murder a ballplayer. This should not be a life sentence.

Besides, the curse is broken. It’s all good now.


#17

So excited about baseball.

So ignorant about baseball.


#18

Don’t worry. The ban is lifted if the municipality ponies up the cash to build a new stadium.


#19

The gf’s reaction was a bit over the top - lol.


#20

Can a non-American have a quick explanation of what happened?


#21

It’s just an extrapolation of the infield fly rule.