Anytime a young fan misses out on a foul ball during games at AT&T Park, they send one down to the youngster and watch his eyes light up in excitement. Apparently, a teenage Giants fan in Arizona has been watching and learning from the two.
While the Diamondbacks were hosting the Giants this past weekend, a foul ball was hit to Diamondbacks’ outfielder Gerardo Parra. Parra picked up the ball and tossed it into the stands where a very young D’Back fan eagerly awaited the throw. Only problem? An older kid rushed to get the ball and stole it in mid-air. I’m not even sure the kid realized what he did, but the youngster who had his eyes set on that souvenir was distraught. He went back to his seat, in full pout mode, cap pulled over his eyes, beyond upset.
Seeing what happened, a San Francisco Giants fan (who couldn’t be much older than 13 or 14) who was sitting in a section near the incident came over to the young fan and handed him his ball, which apparently was bought at the team store earlier in the day.
Quite a heart warming moment, all around.