Skip to comments.Do ballistic toddlers deserve baseballs?
Posted on 04/28/2012 10:04:44 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
Class envy and entitlement at the ballpark
The country is in the toilet and on the brink of chaos and collapse and all the commie ‘RAT libs can worry about is baseballs. Whadda country!
He did get what he wanted - a baseball.
Ballistic toddlers - should we shoot them out of cannons?
I’ve seen that clip so many times this week. My kids and husband agree, kid was perhaps a bit spoiled and should NOT have received a baseball after his little performance.
My understanding is that a player made eye contact with the child and tossed the ball to the child; but the ball was caught by the adult couple seated alongside, who then gloated and posed for pictures, whereupon the child cried.
The announcer saw the whole thing on the jumbotron and called out the inconsiderate behavior of the couple, since this ballpark apparently has a tradition of throwing balls to small kids. Then another team member threw a second ball to the child, because the first one had been intended for him.
It’s hardly a case of bad parenting or poor behavior by a tiny child. All these events happened in a moment.
This kid is spoiled. He is learning how to get what he wants.
I recently heard on the radio of a woman was asking what to do with her dog because every time her dog wants a doggie treat, it starts barking and nipping at her while trying to bite her. So she keeps treats in every room of her house to give to the dog when it starts behaving this way because she is constantly afraid of being being nipped at and bitten. The woman was asked if she gave the dog a treat every time it was behaving this way and she said yes.
You people who know what you’re talking about sure are killjoys.
I still say he’s a witch and we burn him!
No, their parents should be shot out of a cannon. My kids never threw public tantrums. They were too scared to even try. They would ask, I would say no and that was the end of the conversation. I generally spoiled my kids, but I never allowed them to act up in public. The parents who give in to this behavior time and again are creating monsters.
The parents went on TV the next day with their child sitting quietly on dad's lap, and said the other couple were really nice, and amid all the noise they were simply oblivious to the kid. The problem was the media whip-up.
It is horrifying that a small incident can plaster someone across the nation's computers in no time. That kid will be interviewed by Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and People Magazine in ten years or so, to ask him how he feeeeeeeeeeels about the day he was The Kid Who Cried Over Baseball, etc. I pity him having to go through school and get slammed into lockers and called a crybaby.
TAZER FOR TOTS !!
When taking away the sippie-cup isn't enough.
If you watch the video closely you’ll see that the little kid was crying BEFORE the baseball ever reached the stands. His crying wasn’t over the baseball, although that situation probably made things worse.
The kid is 3, so lighten up a bit. Lots of kids wouldn’t be happy during an entire baseball game and I believe the camera just caught him while he wasn’t happy.
The kid also stopped crying very quickly after the whole baseball episode ended, so obviously it wasn’t a huge problem for him.
I think the kid is normal, and he probably has some great parents. :)
She’s a hag. I would have given the little boy the ball in a heartbeat. You only get so many opportunities in life to make someone happy.
>>My kids never threw public tantrums.<<
Neither is this child. He’s three, he is disappointed, toddlers cry. Period.
But the big part of the story is that the ball was thrown to the kid and the adults next to him took it. Did ya expect the kid to tapdance about it? He’s three.
In the olden days, when an adult got a ball, it was tossed to a kid. The woman will get her reward in the afterlife.
You sound like a very nice person. We should have many more in this society.
I didn’t watch the video. Your description changes the whole image in my mind. It would appear that the two year old was the adult.
I knew that you were kindhearted.
The three-year-old slept with the ball he ended up with.
This ticked me off when I first heard about it. the Yankee announcer made a huge deal out of it, deriding the couple who got the ball.
I watched a lot of the game but didn’t see this particular thing.
If there’s a screaming kid near me, I try to ignore them. I don’t think this couple noticed the kid... they were having fun with their having gotten the baseball.
My son and I argued about this yesterday. He thought the kid should have been given the ball. What significance could a major league baseball have to a three-year-old. It was just a ball he wanted and cried for.
Not a huge deal, but the couple were derided on national television and are gtting married today. What a shame that their special day was marred by all this negative publicity.
Thank you, but now I feel bad I called the woman a “hag”
Their special day was marred by their own selfish pig actions.
Well, that depends, I guess.
If the Rangers were definitely throwing the ball up to the kid and they knew it and the kid knew it, it was kinda tacky to keep it.
I don’t think they would have cared enough about a ball to do that. I just think ... hey, they were at a baseball game.
Baseball is kind of a draggy game. I love it, but I always miss the home runs and exciting plays because I’m looking at somebody around me doing something.
From what I’ve heard and read they were unaware of the kid’s “right” to the ball.
I thought the Yankee announcer was very rude but then, he’s a yankee announcer, what do you expect.
Think of the millions obama would make happy if he just quit...that is a great opportunity for him....