An eagle-eyed fan seated behind him wasted no time in scrambling under the seat to retrieve the ball, before proudly showing it off and handing it to the woman sitting with him.
Video of the incident quickly went viral - and the guy got brutally harassed on Twitter.
But Reddit users discovered through multiple reports from fans that the social media reaction was misguided - the man grabbed a ball for the young boy earlier in the game, which is why the boy has two baseballs in his photo with the Cubs. "The fans in his section left the game giddy with excitement from a great game, most of all our son who had one of the best day of his life". "A Javier Baez signed ball should take care of it", the Cubs tweeted. One video clip doesn't show the entire story - but still, always give a ball to a kid.
Update: Radio host and reporter David Kaplan reported that the man actually helped the boy get a ball earlier in the game. "All is well. Guy is A-OK so let it go people". "That guy did nothing wrong".
It happened to me the first time ". "This is not right and I need justice", Jacobs said while choking back tears. A man who frequents the store said he had a run-in with Drejka just one month ago. "I don't make the law".
Neymar has dismissed rumours of a Paris Saint-Germain exit as the Brazil star reaffirmed his commitment to the French champions. The criticism of me was exaggerated, but I'm a big boy, I'm used to dealing with this kind of thing.
He then allegedly called someone inside - believed to be his daughter's mother - and asked her to come down with his jewelry. The New York Police Department said the rapper went to a police precinct early Sunday to report what happened to him.
Manafort had requested to move the trial to Roanoke, Va., citing alleged bias in the D.C. area, where his name is well known. Mueller's office said the unnamed witnesses haven't been charged and "have not been identified publicly with the case".
Guardiola meanwhile said he was unfazed by the lavish spending of City's Premier League rivals. "Last year was a good year for me. It is genuinely scary to imagine how much better they might be next season - a trend we've seen with all of his previous sides.
At this winter's Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony , Markle donned a black Alexander MacQueen suit paired with a chic, white blouse. I know that she loves him too, but there's so much of a barrier that I think it's important for both of them to reunite.
Google's biggest earner during the quarter was advertising which brought in total revenues of $28.1 billion. Pichai says the retailer "is migrating key areas of its business to the Google Cloud platform".
Rain chances will increase for the eastern plains during the heart of the afternoon as highs stay in the low 90s. As temps warm up, we can not rule out a few isolated showers, but most of us will likely not see any activity.
GE, which has been selling and splitting off businesses, also cut its forecast for how much cash its businesses will generate. Benchmark 10-year USA notes last fell 12/32 in price to yield 2.8894 percent, from 2.847 percent late on Thursday.
Trump to announce support for farmers caught in trade disputes
The administration has slapped tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods and China retaliated with duties on soybeans and pork. This caused the price of sorghum to drop significantly, and forced ships full of sorghum heading to China to change course.
Canada shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto
Canada traditionally has relatively low levels of gun violence, particularly compared with its neighbor the United States. It said Hussain suffered "severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life".
Prince George fifth birthday
A few months after his last birthday George started his first day at school with dad William, but was without mum Kate. This will be their first vacation as a family of five- Prince George , Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis .
Pompeo assails Iran's leaders, compares them to 'mafia'
Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile United States action. This will ensure that "ordinary Iranians inside Iran and around the globe can know that America stands with them", he said.