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'Our lives have been made hell'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136139/Our-lives-hell-Couple-centre-crying-baseball-toddler-say-viral-villains-want-apology.html ^ | 4/27/12 | The Daily Mail

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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MIHAEL KAY IS AN OBAMA LOVING IDIOT!
1 posted on 04/27/2012 10:31:07 AM PDT by angcat
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To: angcat

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.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 10:37:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: angcat

I thought the couple did it on purpose. They should have given the ball to the little boy. I would have.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Terry Mross
No they didn't have to give up the ball but if you heard what Michael Kay was saying he is like his Idol Obama a trouble maker. He was not correct in his assumption of what was going on. He is an idiot.
4 posted on 04/27/2012 10:38:25 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: Terry Mross

He’s a liberal in the making. The pople who got the ball need to give their fair share of the ball.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 10:39:49 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: angcat

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.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:40 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: sauropod

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.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Crawdad

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.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: angcat

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.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: dfwgator

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.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 10:43:46 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: sauropod

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.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 10:44:26 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Terry Mross
First of all, if the Ranger was actually throwing it to the kid he should have made that clear.

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.

12 posted on 04/27/2012 10:47:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Terry Mross

He’s a THREE yo! I guess that you didn’t read the whole story......


13 posted on 04/27/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: risen_feenix

I’m almost 71, and I cry sometimes when I’m dissapointed.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: angcat

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.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Terry Mross

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?


16 posted on 04/27/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: angcat

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.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: angcat

There’s no Crying in Baseball!!!!


18 posted on 04/27/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: angcat
Being a local here in Fort Worth, I can tell you there's more to the story.

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.

19 posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:34 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: angcat
Kay has a habit of saying things when it's not warranted....he's done this in the past, and it always winds up screwing someone, and he Kay, dances along like noting happen. I was watching the game and when he said it, I thought to myself...what the hell business is it of his?. The parents of the little boy said the couple didn't do anything wrong which tells me the ball was meant for anyone who caught it
20 posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:53 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: angcat

Thank God the kid wasn’t black. Jesse and Al would have been right there!


21 posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:53 AM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

If we still had Phil Rizutto, Frank Messer and Bill White none of this would be an issue!!!!!!!


22 posted on 04/27/2012 10:58:04 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: satan

LOL


23 posted on 04/27/2012 11:00:49 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: Doogle
I know I listen it that idiot every night. There was an incident once when he was just gushing over Obama and Ken Singleton told him “Baseball has no room for politics, now call the game”. I was like Yea!!!!!
24 posted on 04/27/2012 11:02:23 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: angcat
I started going to baseball games more than 60 years ago. I've never gotten a game ball. D*mned if I'd give one up to some crying snot who just happened to be sitting near me.

ML/NJ

25 posted on 04/27/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT by ml/nj
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I hear ya. Neither would I. We spent many days at the stadium and never caught anything.
26 posted on 04/27/2012 11:05:41 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: angcat

All this over a baseball?

I could see if it was a puck maybe.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 11:12:35 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: angcat

I would have to say that couple acted stupidly.


28 posted on 04/27/2012 11:17:01 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Crawdad

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.

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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.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 11:25:44 AM PDT by dmz
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To: angcat
I bet that's the last baseball game they ever submit themselves to.
30 posted on 04/27/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: sauropod
I thought the couple did it on purpose.

Since they are not Eric Holder's people, they need to be punished for something. This is as good as anything.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MamaB

You have no indication the kid is a brat.

Sorry, I don’t agree.


32 posted on 04/27/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: angcat

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.


33 posted on 04/27/2012 11:43:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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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.


34 posted on 04/27/2012 11:45:30 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by No_More_Harkin
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“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.”

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.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 11:57:14 AM PDT by lurk
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To: winoneforthegipper
There’s no Crying in Baseball!!!!

I cried after Game 6.

37 posted on 04/27/2012 11:59:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Terry Mross
Seems to me they haven’t been teaching that up to this point.

With the exception of yours of course, most 3 year olds behave this way. What's your secret, duct tape?

38 posted on 04/27/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: risen_feenix
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.

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.

39 posted on 04/27/2012 12:05:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Hot Tabasco
With the exception of yours of course, most 3 year olds behave this way. What's your secret, duct tape?

Helicopter darting.

40 posted on 04/27/2012 12:07:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: layman

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.


41 posted on 04/27/2012 12:28:23 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: dfwgator

“I’m 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!

;-)


42 posted on 04/27/2012 12:43:39 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

I liken it to catch and release when fishing....the thrill comes from catching the ball, not necessarily in keeping it.


43 posted on 04/27/2012 12:49:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dmz

Totally agreed, and thanks for your support.


44 posted on 04/27/2012 1:28:50 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Crawdad

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.


45 posted on 04/27/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

I wouldn’t have thought my first two posts needed a /sarc, either. Thanks for playing.


46 posted on 04/27/2012 2:01:27 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: lurk

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.”


47 posted on 04/27/2012 2:10:36 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


48 posted on 04/27/2012 2:40:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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As for my secret, I don’t hang around 3 year olds.

But yet you clam to be an expert on them........


49 posted on 04/27/2012 3:08:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


50 posted on 04/27/2012 3:44:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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