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Old 09-10-2012, 05:15 PM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by Ghengis View Post
I think 60 Minutes recently exposed the sports memorabilia market a while back for dressing up midgets in little girl costumes and elbowing real little kids out of the way in order to come up with these souvenirs and sell in the after market trade shows for a pretty profit. Looks like the "little girl" is sporting a 5 o-clock shadow to me.
You should write for the Onion.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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I was j ust watching the Cubs game. A home run into the basket, and a guy reached in to get it. Another guy reached in, too, and grabbed the first guy's wrist with one hand, and wrenched the ball out of his hand with the other. Both adults, though, so no criticism. Everyone for himself.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:14 PM
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I guess its only bad if you are a little girl who makes a dramatic pout for the cameras. now I am all for having kids enjoy the game and a foul ball can be a real highlight. However, no one made a big deal out of the little boy who also got beat out for the ball. He just looked sad and walked back to his seat though.

Something the mother sad made me wonder though, they go to a lot of games and if she does not get a ball at the game she cries all the way home. that made me think she has been given balls at other games but just lost out this time.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:47 AM
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Am I the only person watching this whose takeaway was, "the mom is not bad looking."?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sailordave View Post
Robbed! Girl keeps a stiff upper lip after grown man intercepts baseball from her grasp (Video) | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports

Ban fans like this jerk from the stadium. If baseball is to continue, they need to get the young fans. A ball player tosses a ball into the stand to a kid and an adult nearby caught and kept the ball for himself. Eventually someone gives the girl a ball. I'm not a hardcore baseball fan. If I were able to go to a pro game and catch a ball, I'd have my wife take a photo of me with the ball as proof, and then find a child to gift the ball to. I'm an adult with a bad shoulder so I can't enjoy the ball. A kid would enjoy that ball for years and will always remember the time at the game as he/she looks at the ball years later. Too bad I can't afford a trip to a pro game (nearest one is the Astros). Can afford college or high school. Ticket and concessions are much more affordable. My favorite is little league or T-ball. They're playing for the love of the game and watching the little kids is a blast. Just wish some parents would learn to laugh and enjoy the show when a kid runs the wrong way, misses a ball, or starts playing with bugs in the grass. They're children, let them play. As they mature and develop, they'll learn the fundamentals and rules and play more seriously.
David, i have to respectfully disagree with your assumption.

When i was a kid, i was from a barely middle class family, we had no shot to afford any tickets other than the farthest nose bleed tickets, so growing up i never even got close to a foul ball. Would i have loved to get one? Absolutely, but i never did and never had dreams of getting one because we couldnt afford tickets to any seats that were within shouting distance of home plate.

As i got older and became successful, i was able to afford front row tickets. (finally!) I caught my first ball a couple years back (Mark Reynolds of the O's tossed me one from the on deck circle when he was with the D Backs, it was a foul tip and was a ball used during game play, not a batting practice ball) and it was an incredible thrill, an unforgettable moment.

Now, here's the interesting thing about that day. I had front row seats on an aisle and the second that the inning was over, a bunch of little kids would run down to the front row and hold their hands out. Players would see the kids, point to the kids and toss them the balls. I could have gotten another ball that day but a kid was there and when the kid is there, you gotta let him have the ball.

The next inning, the same kid came down to the front row and i said to him "how many balls have you gotten in your life" and he said "hundreds". I said what do you do with them all and he said "they're in boxes at home". The kid acted like he was just doing this for fun and had no real excitement to getting a ball, it was more like a sport.

So, the next time a player singles out a kid to toss him the ball, that kid may have 50 balls in his box at home and sitting right next to him is a guy who's gone to baseball games all his life and never caught a ball because he never could afford great seats.

No matter how old a guy is, its always a great thrill to catch a ball, we're all 'kids' at heart and some us have waited 30 or 40 years to catch one.

Now, i'm not saying an adult should rip a ball out of a kids hands, if a kid is near you you gotta let the kid have the ball, but i just think that once in a while, wouldnt it be nice for a player to single out an adult and toss him or her the ball?

JUST ONCE? Does every single 'little kid' have to get every single ball in 100 percent of the cases? Cant the old guy get it ONE TIME?
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