Steve in PA

June 15th, 2011 at 12:31 PM ^

Hope the little kid learned that lesson.

Similar thing happened to my kid and his friend at little league world series a few years back when they were both 8.  His buddy caught the ball, but it fell out of his glove.  As they scrambled for it between the two of them, the guy in front of us picked it up and kept it.  He was easily 50 years old.

I made enough dickish comments directed at him that eventually he left.  Kept it PG-13 because of where we were.

Blue in Yarmouth

June 15th, 2011 at 12:30 PM ^

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to get a 10 dollar baseball. There was the guy a week ago who was at the game and holding his daughter when a fly ball came his way. He drops the daughter on the ground so he can catch the ball.

Then there was the guy a few years ago (I think it was Yankees stadium) who was in the upper level behind the backstop and fell over the railing trying to catch a ball...Some people are just crazy. All that to say you caught a ball at a baseball game? I mean...I love baseball but come on!

Pea-Tear Gryphon

June 15th, 2011 at 12:33 PM ^

I guess the woman thought she deserved it after she was hit with a bat in the face. Oh, she wasn't hit with a bat in the face? It just looks like that? Well then.

The saddest part of the whole clip was when the little girl looks at the woman, realizes that the woman is not going to give the ball back, and then turns and trudges back up the steps.


June 15th, 2011 at 12:33 PM ^

I'm not certain the high-fiver really had a good enough angle to see that the bitch ripped it away from the little girl.  Upon further review I would hope that they sever their friendship with this evil woman.


June 15th, 2011 at 12:39 PM ^

that you space out and celebrate for a second, but then. . . "Whoa! I just ripped this out of a four-year-old's hands!" If the lights are on, then you realize your mistake, give it up, still have a good story. . . 


June 15th, 2011 at 12:40 PM ^

Even though it happened last week, nobody has "outed" her yet.  If they have, I can't find it anywhere.  I guess they don't give a rat's ass about this kind of behavior in Houston.


June 15th, 2011 at 12:54 PM ^

What a bitch.   I hope that at some point she learns that karma is an even bigger bitch.  And for the person that high fives her....Wow, she took a ball from a kid...real impressive feat there.


June 15th, 2011 at 12:58 PM ^

At least the event staff made sure the girl left with the ball and some swag.  They should have also kicked that woman out and made sure her name was published.  

Somewhere in America one of her ex's saw that clip and went "Man, did I dodge a bullet.."


June 15th, 2011 at 6:52 PM ^

I'm guessing he's gotten over it...



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June 15th, 2011 at 1:10 PM ^

I'm glad people are requesting her on Facebook and calling her names. She deserves to hear about this for a long time. Good for the team for getting the little girl some other stuff too.


June 15th, 2011 at 1:19 PM ^

Now what would you do if you caught a home run ball from your favorite player, in a World Series game that was headed right toward you, and as you sit down a kid comes up to you with his arms out and says, "give me the ball you fat ugly piece of shit!"

Of course TV would show a boy begging for the ball and not the other side of the story...

EDIT: I know it's just a ball...


June 15th, 2011 at 1:19 PM ^

special place in hell for those types of people. I hope that as she is being flayed (slowly) for all eternity that the image of her stealing that ball from that little girl is played again and again to remind her of her tresspass.


June 15th, 2011 at 1:40 PM ^

When I was younger I took a line drive down the 3rd baseline in the chest and the clown in front of me took it away from me.

Yep, it's a lesson you have to learn - some people are just plain assholes.


June 15th, 2011 at 4:33 PM ^

I was waiting for that one.  It would have been a hell of a play for that age.

I did barehand one with a cellphone in the other hand at a Nats game a few years back on one that came over the screen behind the plate.