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Play of the day! Selfless young fan returns ball to upset boy
Yahoo Sports ^ | 07/21/2011 | Duk

Posted on 07/22/2011 7:57:04 AM PDT by ThinkingBuddha

There's hope for America's future yet!

In one of the most heartwarming scenes you'll ever see, a young Arizona Diamondbacks fan named Ian made Wednesday's play of the day at Chase Field after an even younger fan named Nicholas missed a ball thrown his way by Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks(notes).

Though the dropped ball was instead handed to Ian by another person, he immediately recognized what he had to do after seeing Nicholas in a distraught state after botching an attempt at a souvenir. With an amazed audience looking on, Ian marched back down the stairs and graciously handed the baseball over to Nicholas, a Brewers fan, without any prodding from anyone else.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball
Good to have some nice news for a change.
1 posted on 07/22/2011 7:57:12 AM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
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To: ThinkingBuddha

On the negative side, the receiver didn’t seem very grateful.


2 posted on 07/22/2011 8:00:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ThinkingBuddha

THank you for that. CHaracter trumps all. Kudos to that young man. :-)


3 posted on 07/22/2011 8:02:55 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: DManA
On the negative side, the receiver didn't’t seem very grateful

Yes I noticed that. But it is not surprising considering the amount of entitlement being instilled in children these days.
4 posted on 07/22/2011 8:03:17 AM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
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To: ThinkingBuddha

But you’re right. We should focus on the giver. What a great kid.


5 posted on 07/22/2011 8:09:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Teach, your children well...

Wonderful story!


6 posted on 07/22/2011 8:11:46 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: DManA

The little kid is about 6 years old - and he blew the play on national television. He’s allowed to be a little upset.


7 posted on 07/22/2011 8:15:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DManA

The receiver was crying so I think it probably took him a little time to shift his emotions, or he was simply stunned like the rest of us were! The amazing thing was watching the giver as he ran up the stands. He was cheering, and then there was that pause: the pangs of conscience were clearly evident. Juxtapose that with the woman AND HER LOSER FRIENDS a few weeks ago who took the ball from a youngster and were celebrating. Not a flicker of conscience there.


8 posted on 07/22/2011 8:15:33 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: ThinkingBuddha
But it is not surprising considering the amount of entitlement being instilled in children these days.

Awww...he's just a baby.
9 posted on 07/22/2011 8:20:14 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: DManA

It would be interesting to discuss his action in light of Randian philosophy. But it would just turn into a huge flame-fest.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 8:29:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ThinkingBuddha
The first kid likely has other balls. They should be taken away from him and re-destributed to my voters, er, other kids!

BARACK OBAMA

Seriously, thanks for posting this. It is nice to see good kids.

11 posted on 07/22/2011 8:34:23 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: dead

and he blew the play on national television.

I don’t think anyone of them were aware they were being watched. Which makes the giver’s act so wonderful.


12 posted on 07/22/2011 8:36:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ThinkingBuddha

The kid gives up the ball and then gets way more in return - 15 minutes of fame plus a trip to the press box. How cool is that?


13 posted on 07/22/2011 8:39:35 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: dead

actually, looking at it in slow-mo, it hit mom dead in the hands....blame mom.


14 posted on 07/22/2011 8:55:31 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: ThinkingBuddha

OK, I guess that’s cool, but only because our expectations are so low.

The ball player was clearly tossing the ball to a specific fan. That’s why the usher-lady directs the attention to that fan. This isn’t like a foul ball, where it’s up for grabs.

I was at one of those Medieval Times shows, and the knights were tossing flowers, and when they specifically pointed to a person and tossed the flower, if it ended up with someone else, it was always passed to the intended person.

If a ball player signed a ball and handed it back, and the kid dropped it and someone else picked it up, we’d expect to hand it back as well.

Of course, I’ve seen grown men wrestle foul balls from kids, and then snicker about it and prance around like they were hot stuff. So in the grand scheme of things, this was a great story.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 8:55:45 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ThinkingBuddha

To me it looked like one of the players yelled at the kid in red to give it to the little kid. Nothing against the kid in red. He probably didn’t realize it was being tossed specifically to the little kid. I just think he was told to do it.


16 posted on 07/22/2011 9:02:14 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (To a liberal any Gov. program that is an utter failure is only so because there's not enough of it.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

I was at a Red Sox game around 1998 and Greg Vaughn (Mo’s cousin) rolled a ball across the top of the visitor’s dugout to a little kid and the whole stadium broke out in applause. People listening on TV or radio must have been baffled.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 9:14:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

My younger brother did that at a Rangers game when he was 15.

Caught a foul ball, and gave it to a little boy sitting in front of us.

I was proud of him.


18 posted on 07/22/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Good job,
Nice story
ThinkingBuddha


19 posted on 07/22/2011 10:44:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Trip to the Announcers Booth: $100
Tickets to a future game: $200
Signed Bat: Priceless

Tax bill when the IRS reads this story: $10,000


20 posted on 07/22/2011 11:19:49 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: mmichaels1970

Came across to me as a little whiny crybaby, sorry.


21 posted on 07/25/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

We need more Ians and fewer Nicholases.


22 posted on 07/25/2011 12:56:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ThinkingBuddha

He was definitely prodded, in fact told by the man in red to give the ball to the other boy.


23 posted on 07/25/2011 12:59:06 PM PDT by Scythian
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