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Posted on 04/27/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT by angcat
'Our lives have been made hell': Couple at centre of crying toddler baseball video say they are now 'viral-villains' and demand apology after Yankees commentator's attack
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Looks to me like the kid is a spoiled little snot. Can’t get what he wants so he starts crying. I wouldn’t have given up the ball either.
I thought the couple did it on purpose. They should have given the ball to the little boy. I would have.
He’s a liberal in the making. The pople who got the ball need to give their fair share of the ball.
Anyone who takes a kid that age to a baseball game is a dumbass and gets what they deserve. That kid doesn’t know baseball from auto mechanics.
I’m torn on this......yes, I always felt if I caught a ball, I would give it to the nearest kid, but on the other hand, I understand the sentiment that people shouldn’t get what they want just because they cry.
But an adult has to know that if they catch a foul ball on TV, that people will be watching what they do.
Eventually the kid did wind up getting another ball. So in the end, it should have been a non-event, with everyone being happy, except for the jerk announcer making the couple the most-hated people in the country.
I’m guessing all you folks bad-mouthing the child have never met a 3 year-old. They cry when disappointed. They all do, even those of conservative parents.
I didn’t really care about this story until the “villains” demanded an apology from Michael Kay. Way to remove any doubt that you are, in fact, d-bags.
First of all, if the Ranger was actually throwing it to the kid he should have made that clear.
Second, if I catch a ball and decide to give it to a kid, which kid would I give it to? I guess I’d have to figure out a way to “spread it around”.
And finally, the mother said they would use it as a life lesson about not always getting what you want. Seems to me they haven’t been teaching that up to this point.
Why? Maybe he had a child at home who wanted it. Maybe he had been to games over the years and never caught a ball. The kid was a brat. We, and that includes kids, never, ever get everything we want.
Especially true in light of the Josh Hamilton incident from last year......I figured after that, they would have instructed them to no longer throw balls into the stands.
He’s a THREE yo! I guess that you didn’t read the whole story......
I’m almost 71, and I cry sometimes when I’m dissapointed.
Why is it automatically the kid’s baseball? Whoever catches it or gets to it gets the ball. Kids don’t have an automatic right to a foul ball any more than anyone else does. Sheesh.
That said if a kid catches a foul ball or can get to it first, that is great for the kid. It certainly does occur.
um the kid is three years old. three year olds cry when they don’t get what they want. how the parents handle it determines whether the kid grows into spoiled little snots. seems they were doing the right thing - teaching the kid the he can’t have everything he wants.
the media played us (again) like they did in Duke Lacrosse, and Treyvan Martin.
the adults have the same right to the ball as the kid. people even my age (50-s) dream of catching a foul ball. at what age do we stop working on our dreams?
Two thoughts on this. First, their explainaton is that they were not the thoughtless jerks everyone makes them out to be - they were just in their own little world and did not see the toddler. Well, that is kind of what made them selfish jerks. Because everyone else sitting near them and watching the video did see what was going on with the toddler.
My second thought is more charitable. Yes, they were jerks and deserved to be told so by the people around them, and maybe even by the stadium announcer. However, in the big scheme of things they probably dont deserve to be ridiculed by the whole nation. We have a media that thrives on finding the outrage de jour and repeating it endlessly on the 24 hour cycle of Nancy Grace-type programs. I feel sorry for those people who are unfortunate to be selected as the target of the moment for the ridicule for profit media.
There’s no Crying in Baseball!!!!
The family with the 3 year old attends a lot of games, and they oftentimes move to these lower seats during the course of the game. They do so BECAUSE THEY HAVE A THREE YEAR OLD AND THEY GET BALLS TOSSED TO THEM AS A RESULT.
The kid himself said later that his crying wasn't because of the fact that he didn't get the ball, but that it was so loud.
Thank God the kid wasn’t black. Jesse and Al would have been right there!
If we still had Phil Rizutto, Frank Messer and Bill White none of this would be an issue!!!!!!!
All this over a baseball?
I could see if it was a puck maybe.
I would have to say that couple acted stupidly.
Anyone who takes a kid that age to a baseball game is a dumbass and gets what they deserve. That kid doesnt know baseball from auto mechanics.
Totally agreed. All children should be required to stay in their homes at least until they can tell baseball from auto mechanics.
I say we extend this thinking to other areas.
Anyone who takes a child that age to church is a dumbass and gets what they deserve. That kid doesn’t know religion from donut holes.
Since they are not Eric Holder's people, they need to be punished for something. This is as good as anything.
You have no indication the kid is a brat.
Sorry, I don’t agree.
Kay wasn’t the only one...Richard Durrett at ESPN/Dallas tore the couple a new one, as well. They are under no obligation to give a screaming kid a ball...he didn’t lean over in front of the kid to catch the ball.
This is what actually happened according to the parents of the child .... The couple that got the ball didn’t at first realize the little one was crying because of the ball. When they realized the crying was because of the ball (a minute or two later) they offered the ball to the parents. The parents declined, preferring to teach the child that sometimes you can’t have everything you want.
Maybe the couple that got the ball are jerks, who cares. The kid who didn’t get the ball doesn’t “deserve” it just cuz he’s a kid.
Regardless we don’t know the whole story.
Your and other’s rush to judgement is what is truly troubling.
“Im guessing all you folks bad-mouthing the child have never met a 3 year-old. They cry when disappointed. They all do, even those of conservative parents.”
Really? We had eight 3 year olds. If they thought of being whiny or selfish, they were given two immediate options.
They quickly learned to choose option 1.
Even 3 year olds can learn self-control.
I cried after Game 6.
With the exception of yours of course, most 3 year olds behave this way. What's your secret, duct tape?
Liberal 3 year old bastards. MAN UP ya big pusses. MAN THE F UP and start being a tough guy for a change. QUIT WHININ over your ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY. You aren't DUE THE BASEBALL, you have to EARN THE BASEBALL.
Toddlers are horribly liberal: Selfish and vapid.
I watched the interview on NBC this morning with the parents and the child.
They handled it the way I would have. They also said they felt sorry for the couple that got the ball and wished this would all go away. It was much to do about nothing.
Good Job Parents. Sheesh atleast they didn’t want the President to get the kid a ball and a new house and a new bicycle etc.
Again I liked the way the parents of the kid dealt with it and their comments on the other couple. GOOD JOB.
“Im torn on this.”
Me too. On the one hand, if the child catches the ball he/she would probably be a fan of that team for life! On the other hand, I’ve been working hard for 40 years to catch a ball, so why should I not reap the reward of the years of effort!
I liken it to catch and release when fishing....the thrill comes from catching the ball, not necessarily in keeping it.
Totally agreed, and thanks for your support.
I didn’t think I needed a sarcasm tag.
I thought your comment was silly.
3 year olds don’t understand much. Hardly a reason to keep them behind closed doors.
I wouldn’t have thought my first two posts needed a /sarc, either. Thanks for playing.
My third child was born when #2 was 10 years old. He was by far the easiest to raise because whenever he had a tantrum I would look at him and say “Been there, done that. It doesn’t work anymore.”
I know 30 year olds who act this way. Because they didn’t get their butts spanked and “explained” to them that just because they want it doesn’t mean they can get it given to them.
As for my secret, I don’t hang around 3 year olds.
But yet you clam to be an expert on them........
I don’t “clam” to be anything. I used to hang around 3 year old kids. When I was young enough to have 3 year old kids. But expert? Nah. Only Dr. Spock and the idiots who listened to him are experts. Never mind that he never had any himself.
It does appear that you’re an expert at raising kids who think the world owes them anything they want. Might just raise yourself some liberals. But, how would I know. You’re the one who “clams” to be an expert. So, clam up.