Boston Red Sox fan steals home run ball from woman, throws it back on field (GIF)

Apr 14, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox fans gather outside Fenway Park before the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve never really understood the lure of securing a home run ball only to throw it back on the field, especially one caught in a big game or during a big moment.

Maybe it’s the beer talking that makes one do it. Maybe it’s some unique tradition, but it just seems pointless. Sure, you get the glory (assuming you’re in your home stadium) of 40,000 plus for about two seconds, but then what? The moment of love is over and there you sit, without a ball. Now granted, it is just a baseball but have you seen the way people react for those items? They’ll throw away a ticket they paid $80 dollars for just to stretch out and grab a ball tumbling down the left or right field lines.

Of course, at least they harm nobody but themselves in the process, unlike this guy who after a Detroit Tigers home run, decided to steal the ball from the woman who caught it and throw it back onto the field.

I’m not going to pretend to know to the relationship between the two. Clearly by her reaction they weren’t strangers (at least I hope not), so maybe they were brother and sister, possibly boyfriend and girlfriend. Hell, maybe they were married. Either way, somebody is going to get an ear full on the way home.


H/T CJZero

Topics: 2013 MLB Playoffs, Boston Red Sox

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  • Andy Gonzalez

    …and we would be fighting.

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