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Woman takes boys home run ball, throws it on field
Guyism/Yardbarker ^ | May 1, 2013 | A. Issac

Posted on 05/01/2013 9:45:22 PM PDT by moviefan8

A home run off the bat of Adam Dunn happily found its way to a young Rangers fan. While the boy celebrated his newfound treasure, an evil, tattooed witch stole the ball and threw it back on the field. The woman and her meathead companion celebrated while the boy sulked. I’ve lost faith in humanity.

Here’s a step-by-step look at the boy’s heartbreak.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: baseball; majorleaguebaseball; texasrangers
Worst sister of the century.

That was mean spirited.

I hope she rots in hell.

1 posted on 05/01/2013 9:45:22 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: moviefan8

I hope Adam Dunn personally gives that boy an autographed ball.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 9:54:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: moviefan8

I’m not seeing pain on the boy’s face. It looks like everyone, including the boy, was into throwing the ball back onto the field.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 9:54:31 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: moviefan8

Looked to me like the other people were telling the sister to throw it back on the field.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 9:55:39 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: moviefan8

She was trying to tease and impulsively went too far. Cut get some slack. I’m sure she feels horrible about it.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 9:58:00 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: moviefan8

She was trying to tease and impulsively went too far. Cut get some slack. I’m sure she feels horrible about it.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 9:58:01 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: moviefan8

She was trying to tease and impulsively went too far. Cut get some slack. I’m sure she feels horrible about it.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 9:58:02 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: moviefan8

She was trying to tease and impulsively went too far. Cut get some slack. I’m sure she feels horrible about it.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 9:58:03 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: moviefan8

Looks to me like the ball came from the bat of the other team so it had to be tossed back. The writer doesn’t understand proper baseball fan protocol.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 9:59:06 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: moviefan8

what a pantload. He edits the video and claims she stole it. Why edit, just let it run and we’d all see. I suspect the kid gave it to her, big whup.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 9:59:15 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: moviefan8

This makes sense. Adam Dunn is a player for the White Sox. The family appear to be Texas Ranger fans.

The father is explaining that while it was a great catch, it is tradition to throw home run balls hit by the other team back onto the field.

That is why so many of the fans seem to be saying “throw it back, throw it back”.

Now, it could well be the boy did not understand the nuances of being a fan of a particular team, and how you are to react based on that. And so it does appear he is confused. The sister took the ball and threw it back because that is tradition.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 10:00:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Not if it wasn’t her ball to throw back


12 posted on 05/01/2013 10:02:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bigbob

He didn’t really edit it out — they were showing the guy running the bases, and so they had cut away when she got the ball.

But if you watch the official baseball feed, you can see exactly what happened.

The boy did not catch the ball. A man caught the ball, probably his father. The man then took the ball and his glove off, and handed them to the boy. He then explained to the boy that he wanted the boy to throw the ball back. Apparently, the boy didn’t want to do that, so the sister took the ball and threw it back.

It is clear that the man gave the ball HE caught to his boy, SO THAT the boy could experience the joy of throwing the ball BACK. When the boy didn’t, someone else did.

This is NOT a case where some boy made a catch, and someone else stole the ball from them.

And the entire park cheered when the ball was thrown back, because that is the tradition. You have to teach kids the traditions. Even though some people really hate this tradition.

I’ve never thrown a ball back, but in my day in Camden Yards you didn’t throw things back like they do today.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 10:07:40 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GeronL
If you watch the original video: , you can see that the father caught the ball, and gave it to the boy in order for the boy to throw it back. We don't know how the sister ended up with the ball, it happened while the guy crossed home plate.

So yes, it was the boy's ball to throw back, but if he didn't do it, it was important by tradition to get the ball thrown back before the next batter came up. Probably should have given the kid a little more time. Actually, the guy probably should have just thrown the ball back, but he wanted to share the experience with the kid.

But this is NOT about someone being mean to a boy by stealing HIS ball and throwing it back.

14 posted on 05/01/2013 10:10:43 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: moviefan8

Maybe she’s just another everyday Obama voter who takes other people’s income without their permission and shares the wealth by wasting it.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 10:27:05 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Ding ding we have a winner. Thanks for posting that.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 10:27:34 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: moviefan8
I'm not seeing any indication that this was "sister being mean and stealing the homerun ball".

Looks like the kid was aware that it was the other team's ball.
17 posted on 05/01/2013 10:31:13 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: moviefan8

I don’t see any anguish.
I see Morons with season tickets that never watched baseball prior 2012.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 10:34:49 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50¢)
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To: moviefan8
I'm a Ranger fan and was watching the game when this happened. I felt terrible for that little boy. How sad.

I do hope one good thing does come of this and that is we STOP this tasteless nonsense of throwing balls back on the field. It's not good for the sport of baseball and it's a horrible lessen for children.

19 posted on 05/01/2013 10:47:42 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SemTCE-rXFM


20 posted on 05/01/2013 11:03:03 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50¢)
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To: precisionshootist
I've never caught a ball at a baseball game, and if I ever did, I'd sure as hell keep it!

Even if it was off the bat of the opposing team.

21 posted on 05/01/2013 11:37:15 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: moviefan8

Nope. She understands baseball etiquette. Of course the kid didn’t, but he got some swag from the Rangers as a result.

This poor woman should not have tossed the ball back because it wasn’t hers, but she actually did the right thing from a baseball perspective. Namely, if the other team hits a homer, it’s a stink ball — toss it back!

I actually feel sorry for her because of the hate she is getting.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 11:37:28 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: moviefan8

Tossing the ball back is a recent event, when I was a kid you fought to catch a ball and would never throw it back even from the other team. Just the continuing stupidity of people.

A few years ago I saw the video of a game where a player tossed a ball to a kid in the stand, as the kid with his glove was ready to catch the ball, a man reached in front of him, caught the ball and then gave it to his son. I don’t remember if the man was booed or not. Now that man was mean.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 12:01:20 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: moviefan8

Seems like a pretty dumb-ass tradition to me.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 3:47:07 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That is one of the stupidest ‘traditions’ (NOT) in baseball. And it seems to have started with the least classy fans of all, Chicago Cubs. Which btw, is considered the largest outdoor gay bar!


25 posted on 05/02/2013 5:42:30 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: servo1969

I agree with you servo1969.

It is a dumb tradition. I don’t understand it.

I would keep the ball if I was lucky to catch one.

If I could get the autograph from the guy who hit the ball it would be better.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 7:13:22 AM PDT by moviefan8
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

It seems dependent on whether you are a fan “of the game”, or more a fan “of the team”.

If I am a fan of my team, above all else, whe would I want to keep a home run ball from my enemy?

IN a sense, it would be like wanting to get an autograph from a movie star you dislike, just because they are a movie star.

Throwing the ball back says “we love our team, and will have nothing to do with the success of the other team against us.

If you are at the game for the game, and don’t care about the teams, then you’d just love to have the ball.

BTW, I grew up in Connecticut, but we were fans of the Orioles, where we had lived previously. So we would go to Yankee games but sit on the visitor dugout side. It was very easy to get autographs, most yankee fans even then wouldn’t pretend they cared about the other team. And there were really good seats available on that side for the same reason.

There are a lot of traditions in baseball, like the 7th inning stretch? Is it stupid? Why would you stand up in the middle of that particular inning, just to sing some ridiculous song (usually ‘take me out to the ballgame’, at least in my day)

We had a guy who dressed funny and would lead us in chants in section 34. He became so famous that if you search “Baltimore Orioles Section 34 cheerleader”, you will be directed to his wikipedia entry. Stupid tradition, or part of the memorably experience — I can say that the occasional visiting fan who ended up in that section probably felt it was a pretty stupid thing, preventing his enjoyment of the game, while we all went wild for Wild Bill Hagy. But that tradition went down with the man.

And of course we have the shouted “O” during the national anthem, which seems disrespectful, but is not confined to the ball park. I was just in Florida for the World Quidditch Cup finals, and since Maryland had a team there, when we sang the national anthem, a section of fans shouted “O” at the appropriate time. I’ve also heard it at theme parks (which are one of the few places where they still have you stand quietly for the anthem before opening).


27 posted on 05/02/2013 9:46:02 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SoldierDad
It looks like everyone, including the boy, was into throwing the ball back onto the field.

That's EXACTLY what happened.......

28 posted on 05/02/2013 9:58:22 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: precisionshootist
It's not good for the sport of baseball and it's a horrible lessen for children.

It's a wonderful tradition and it's even enhanced when you throw your own team's HR ball back on the field. It sends the message that they probably suck..........LOL!

29 posted on 05/02/2013 10:02:40 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: moviefan8

If I pay for parking, seats and 10$ beers I am keeping any free baseballs I catch.

Freegards


30 posted on 05/02/2013 10:06:23 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: CharlesWayneCT
My dad tells me a story of how one of his friends caught a ball hit by Yogi Berra. And they weren't Yankees fans. Believe me they kept it.

C'mon, imagine catching a ball hit by Ted Williams, or Hank Aaron, or Johnny Bench.

Even if you hate the other team, what a prize that would be.

31 posted on 05/02/2013 1:21:08 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Interesting, but honestly, I still think it’s tasteless.
Just my own view on it. In the big scheme of things, this matters not :)


32 posted on 05/02/2013 8:51:42 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: boop

When I was young, my father won some “man of the year” award, and his prize was to take his boys to a Yankees game, where we would meet them all in the locker room. Even though we were Orioles fans, we definitely were thrilled by this.

Sadly, the Yankees were in a horrible losing streak, and when it was our time to visit the locker room, the entire team was in a team meeting. They sent out two players to meet us and autograph our baseballs. Still I treasured that ball.

In order to fit into New York, I took to the Mets, who lost all the time. Until one year they didn’t. My most memorable game was watching Tom Seaver set the then-record for strikeouts in a game, and strikeouts in a row. We made a poster of that.

I stopped following baseball the year they went on strike. I was just graduated college; they lost a fan who would have spend thousands of dollars going to games, all because for one month, they stopped playing — that was the month after I graduated college. I had actually scheduled the start of my real job by a month, so that for one month I could do nothing but go to ball games.

So I re-arranged my LIFE for that game, and they repaid me by striking because they felt they didn’t make enough.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 10:14:27 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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