Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Cubs give child a baseball to right a wrong by another fan

Two Cubs fans are getting a lot of slack after taking a ball that was thrown to a kid Two Cubs fans are getting a lot of slack after taking a ball that was thrown to a kid
Eugene Bates | 25 July, 2018, 17:15

That's what the Cubs are saying after a grown man stole a baseball literally right from under a little boy at a game this weekend. Twitter erupted in outrage over the man's conduct. Chicago's first base coach tossed a foul ball to the child in the front row. The small boy tries to catch the baseball, but misses it and the ball rolls underneath his seat.

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".

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