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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:31 AM

The "foul ball couple" MUST be Republican. They're demanding an apology, saying "they had no idea"

Rangers couple says they didn’t know they took foul ball from kid, wants apology
By Steve DelVecchio April 27, 2012 - Posted in Baseball



http://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/rangers-couple-wants-apology-over-foul-ball/132073

By now you have probably seen the video of that young Rangers fan crying hysterically after he failed to snag a ball that a player tossed into the stands earlier this week. Mitch Moreland threw the ball into the stands, it hit the ground, and a happy couple wound up with it. The boy, three-year-old Cameron Shores, was devastated. He soon forgot about the first ball when the team gave him another ball later in the game, and WFAA in Dallas has reported that he is thrilled with the ball he now has.

The couple who was has been vilified, however, is not happy. Sean Leonard and Shannon Moore are getting married this weekend. This should be one of the most exciting weeks of their lives, but instead they have seen their faces all over the news and been labeled horrible people. That is unfair, they say, since they had no idea that the young boy was upset.

“I love children, I would never hurt someone,” Moore said. “It’s very hurtful, especially when you know you wouldn’t intentionally hurt somebody or hurt their feelings. Especially when it’s a little-bitty toddler.”

“My fiance Shannon and I were honestly unaware of the situation of the little boy sitting next to us last night since we were so caught up in the excited and moment of being at our first Ranger’s baseball game together,” Leonard wrote in a statement.

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Reply The "foul ball couple" MUST be Republican. They're demanding an apology, saying "they had no idea" (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 OP
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #4
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #22
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #12
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #15
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #49
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #51
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #52
renate Apr 2012 #19
CTyankee Apr 2012 #41
CBGLuthier Apr 2012 #59
CTyankee Apr 2012 #63
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #47
ProfessorGAC Apr 2012 #54
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #62
Mariana Apr 2012 #25
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #46
zappaman Apr 2012 #44
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #45
HappyMe Apr 2012 #2
Renew Deal Apr 2012 #3
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #7
Renew Deal Apr 2012 #10
TlalocW Apr 2012 #5
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #13
SwampG8r Apr 2012 #14
FirstLight Apr 2012 #37
SwampG8r Apr 2012 #43
Iggo Apr 2012 #16
SidDithers Apr 2012 #24
leftynyc Apr 2012 #6
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #8
sharp_stick Apr 2012 #9
renate Apr 2012 #11
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #20
DefenseLawyer Apr 2012 #39
LiberalFighter Apr 2012 #67
bigwillq Apr 2012 #17
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #18
magical thyme Apr 2012 #21
laundry_queen Apr 2012 #40
LiberalFighter Apr 2012 #68
SidDithers Apr 2012 #23
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #30
KatyMan Apr 2012 #50
Marr Apr 2012 #26
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #28
monmouth Apr 2012 #32
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #29
monmouth Apr 2012 #33
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #64
monmouth Apr 2012 #66
Initech Apr 2012 #27
fishwax Apr 2012 #34
fishwax Apr 2012 #31
The Philosopher Apr 2012 #35
DefenseLawyer Apr 2012 #36
DURHAM D Apr 2012 #38
Bethany Rockafella Apr 2012 #42
sadbear Apr 2012 #48
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Go Vols Apr 2012 #53
Serve The Servants Apr 2012 #55
renate Apr 2012 #56
fishwax Apr 2012 #60
Serve The Servants Apr 2012 #57
CBGLuthier Apr 2012 #58
WCGreen Apr 2012 #61
MrSlayer Apr 2012 #65

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. They are certainly not "helping" their karma...

How could they not have been aware of the devastated child sitting next to them. Selfish louts.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:41 AM

4. She turned toward her fiance for her "trophy photo" and was looking DIRECTLY AT THE KID

That's the part that brought down the initial heat. She is looking into the camera, holding up the ball and smiling, but by virtue of where she's facing, she is also looking directly at the kid.

They probably should have stopped with "We had no idea. We wouldn't do that."

The "demanding an apology" part only makes me think that they meant it and got busted.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:10 PM

22. Yeah, she's full of shit...she was taunting the kid...

repuke you-know-what.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:54 AM

12. Well I saw the little boy and his parents on the Today show. The mother said they wanted

 

to give the child the ball but she said no. She said he needed to understand you can't get everything you want by just crying. She said they were very nice and talked with them throughout the game. She said they even talked with the little boy. She doesn't blame the couple at all. So I guess we need to get off their back. However, I must say I would have given the child the ball any way.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:57 AM

15. The mother is being gracious. perhaps they came to that realization/appropriate reaction eventually

but the delay in getting there is what remains troublesome. With the explanation, that would be fine, UNTIL they started DEMANDING an apology from others.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:50 PM

49. That I don't get. Who was it they wanted an apology from in the first place.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #49)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:10 PM

51. Apparently the sportscaster/announcer who commented on the incident live as it was happening...

Michael Kay, I think is his name.. I've heard a clip--he just described what he was seeing. I certainly don't think they are due an apology from him.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #51)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:11 PM

52. No I don't either. It is what it is. Forgetaboutit now.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:07 PM

19. good for his mom!

Both for sticking up for the couple and for teaching her son a good life lesson.

I didn't understand why this was such a big deal in the first place. What if they'd bought a hot dog and the kid cried because he wanted it? Nobody would have expected them to hand it over. I think they were nice for offering to give the ball to him--too bad the cameras didn't pick that part up.

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Response to renate (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:04 PM

41. The mom, dad and kid were on Morning Joe today and the kid was really acting up.

He was on the verge of tears because his mother didn't quit the interview and get him her IPad.

While I would have given the kid the ball, I also think your statement about the hot dog is a good one. Kids DO have to learn that they can't always get what they want.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #41)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:17 PM

59. What kids need to learn is that some adults are selfish assholes

who don't care about kids.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #59)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

63. well, that too!

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Response to renate (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:49 PM

47. Yes, I see the mom's point. But it would have been nice if the couple gave to the ball to the kid.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #47)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:20 PM

54. But, They Tried

The kid's mom told them not to. Seems pretty simple to conclude that the young couple did the right thing and got villified.
GAC

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #54)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

62. Yep your right no question about it.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:14 PM

25. Then why are they saying they had no idea

the kid was upset?

“My fiance Shannon and I were honestly unaware of the situation of the little boy sitting next to us last night since we were so caught up in the excited and moment of being at our first Ranger’s baseball game together.”

Both of these stories can't be true. I wonder who's lying, and why.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:47 PM

46. I don't know. I am telling you what I saw and heard the mother of the child said this morning.

 

The other couple seemed to be into themselves anyway.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:22 PM

44. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

The lynch mob does not want to hear your rational response.

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Response to zappaman (Reply #44)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:46 PM

45. HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLOL ok, ok

 

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:36 AM

2. They didn't know? Really?

They were sitting right fucking there!

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:39 AM

3. I don't know why people are being so hard on them.

It's pretty obvious that they have no idea what's going on around them. They don't deserve an apology from Michael Kay either.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:44 AM

7. No, it wasn't obvious to me.

Maybe...and I'll give them the benefit of doubt on this...maybe they thought the screaming kid was just screaming about something else. But the woman looked right at the kid...maybe right through him...and just kept smiling. That's the part that made THE INTERNETS go viral on them. And like I said above, they lost a shot at public sympathy by demanding an apology. Now they'e just a couple of people whose primary interest is being "right."

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

10. I think Michael Kay was right

They are oblivious.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:42 AM

5. The kid doesn't deserve it

Cuz there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:55 AM

13. LOL there is if your 3 years old.

 

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:56 AM

14. winner winner chicken dinner

hey batta hey batta swiiiiiing swiiiiiiiiing

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:55 PM

37. ...off topic

but did you know we aren't allowed to even say that at little league anymore? We have to be SO fuckin P.C. now we can;t even teach them the good cheers/jeers

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #37)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:21 PM

43. pshew know what i would have told the rules committee?

we want a pitcher not a belly itcher
we want a catcher not a belly scratcher

oh yeah

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:57 AM

16. Perhaps he was chastised too vehemently.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:12 PM

24. /thread...



Sid

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:43 AM

6. They want an apology from the Yankee announcer

Can't wait to hear what he has to say to this couple. How do you not notice a crying child sitting right next to you. Hope it rains all over their wedding tomorrow.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:45 AM

8. There was one funny moment on "Morning Joe" today...

...not sure who said it, because my head was turned at the time and I only heard it, but they were discussing this and someone yelled "ARREST THEM! EVERYONE KNOWS WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO BE TOMORROW! ARREST THEM!"

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:48 AM

9. I caught my one and only

major league foul ball at Fenway Park in 2004. It was a Kevin Milar shot down the line that I snatched bare handed right before it hit me in the nose. When I held the ball up I was happy as hell, my ugly mug on the big screen , TV camera focused in. A bare handed catch in Fenway gets you a big ovation.

I sat down after collecting all my high fives and a minute or so later noticed a young girl a few seats over, maybe 9 or 10 looking over at me with this "You lucky son of a bitch" look on her face. I pulled the ball out of my pocket and handed it to her. One of the happiest days in my life and I was lucky enough to make it one of hers too.

That being said, it was one hell of an exciting rush I can see them not noticing the kid. Asking for an apology is kind of whiny though. They should just say they didn't see the kid or toughen up and say fuck it, I got the ball it's mine take their well deserved lumps.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:53 AM

11. I saw the video and read the story, but I kind of believe them

Or at least I'm happy to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Kids that age cry ALL THE TIME. (At least, it seems that way.) When the ball was coming towards the couple, their attention would have been on the ball--that's how you catch things, by watching as they come towards you--and they might very well not have realized that his crying was related to not getting the ball.

Plus, although it would have been super sweet of them to give it to him, his being upset about not getting the ball didn't entitle him to it. It would have been a nice thing for them to hand it to him, but unless there's some unwritten code about how kids in the vicinity of a ball automatically get it, I think it's sad that this couple's wedding is going to be overshadowed by embarrassment.

Having said all that, it did kind of look from the video that they realized what was going on--but that's because as I watched it I assumed that was the case. Now, maybe not.

(I read something sad in the comments in the Yahoo version of the story; some guy wrote to say that it had been a dream of his elderly father's to catch a ball ever since he was a little kid too poor to get into the stadium so he had to watch games from across the river (??); finally he caught one, but there was a kid nearby, and the crowd's reaction shamed him into giving it away. )

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Response to renate (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:07 PM

20. well, at least he could say he finally caught one

don't know what kind of stadium he's going to or where he's sitting, but a lot of minor league games are sparsely attended and he would have had a thousand chances had he tried those

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Response to renate (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:57 PM

39. I remember as a kid getting to go to 3 or 4 games a year

over in Cincinnati with my dad. I always took my glove to catch a foul ball. It never happened of course since we were always in the nosebleed section and had a better chance of being hit by debris from space. But I was ready.

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Response to renate (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:52 PM

67. I agree.

From the video it did not appear that the couple were aware that what was happening next to them was related to the incident. Kids cry a lot. And I bet many try to turn the sound of crying kid off when they hear it. Unless, the environment indicates possible abuse or danger. Think about restaurants or other places with little kids crying and how many times you try to ignore it. The other thing is what was the noise like in that area? The crying may have only been a small part of the noise.

On them possibly seeing what was happening there might have been something where they were totally distracted from it and focus more on the event that just happened to them.

Kids are not entitle to anything just because they think they should have it.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:59 AM

17. Finders keepers

I believe the couple when they say that they had no idea, and they have no obligation to give the ball to the kid even if they were aware.

What their political affiliation is is irrelevant, imo.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:03 PM

18. uh...I don't get it

the ball was thrown into the crowd, and because the kid's parents didn't get it, the other couple is villified?? Am I reading that right??

It's not like the kid or his parents clearly caught the ball and the couple flagrantly snatched it out of their hands (although that happens sometimes, too)...

And the kid STILL GOT A BALL FROM THE TEAM! So what's the faux outrage for? God forbid mom and dad just buy a ball from the gift shop to placate their son (and don't tell me they couldn't afford one after seeing their primo seats)

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:08 PM

21. Sorry, but I'm siding with the mother on this one

3 year olds DO need to learn that they don't get everything they want by crying, and the mother is the one who has to live with the ongoing tantrums if they don't learn it because of other people's indulgence. It's on a par with some large, dog-loving adult rewarding my big dog for jumping up on him. My dog knows better, but it's impossible to fix this issue when random strangers insist it's all right. It's not all right, and they aren't the ones that will pay the price if he jumps up on a kid or small adult and knocks him or her down.

Furthermore, however much the 3 year old was crying, catching the ball did NOT have even close to the same meaning to him that it did to the couple that caught it. Tots cry rivers about anything and everything one minute, and have forgotten it the next.

Personally, I am sick to death of spoiled, obnoxious brats that haven't learned they can't get everything they want by crying, whining, etc. They grow into adult spoiled obnoxious brats who pull the same shit...at work, dating, etc.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:02 PM

40. I was with you until the 'brats' comment

I know what you mean, but I still cringe when I hear the word 'brats'. It's not really the kids' fault they are like that.

That said, 3 year olds crying is pretty much how things go when you are out in public and they don't get what they want. Many parents will give the child anything they want to shut them up to avoid the nasty looks from strangers. If they don't give the child something to quiet them, they are regarded as horrible parents with a nasty child. It's always a lose-lose situation.

Being a mom of 4 (all past 3 yrs now, thank god), I rarely gave in to my children in public when there was a tantrum thrown over wanting something. They DO have to learn they can't have everything they want. They need to be taught delayed gratification. I gladly tolerated nasty looks when my kids were throwing a tantrum over something they didn't get that they wanted RIGHT NOW. Sorry, honey, you definitely aren't getting it with this act. Some parents, however are so worried about 'what other people think' they neglect to teach their children the proper lessons.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #40)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:59 PM

68. I don't want to agree but have to agree on your assessment about brats.

There are brats and there are children that haven't learned yet and still in training. A 3 year old brat is different from a 7 or older brat because the 7 year old should know better. So the 3 year old in all likelihood is not a brat. It is just that we are upset with the behavior and label them that way.

Those parents that give in to their kids when they misbehave in public aren't helping the situation. Who is to say the kid has learned how to manipulate their parent(s). I would make sure that if a kid of mine misbehave like that they would suffer the consequence at another time. Best would be a time out immediately if possible. Maybe in that situation either take something away such as a treat or leave the game. A little drastic so probably take the kid down below to the concession area for about 10 minutes. It would require more thought.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:11 PM

23. One of the first things I do, whenever I get to a Jays game...

is check for kids sitting around me, that I can give a ball to, just in case one falls in my beer. It's something that most of the adult baseball fans I know do. Kids get foul balls - it's an age old baseball tradition.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:23 PM

30. The Joe DiMaggio story

I was reading a story a couple of years ago about some of the modern baseball players who charge for autographs and such, and in contrast, the writer shared an anecdote about how Joe DiMaggio always used to keep a supply of bats and balls in the trunk of his car. When he'd drive down a street and see a group of kids, he'd pull over and start handing them out. Kids are always going to be part of the baseball equation. I don't think it should ever become "all about the kids," but I also don't think they should be shut out.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:52 PM

50. I agree with thus BUT

I went to my first baseball game in 1972 and to hundreds and hundreds since then and never caught a foul ball/homer/ball thrown into stands, so I might just keep the first one And no way I'm throwing back an opposing team homer. That's dumb.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:14 PM

26. Why should the kid get the ball?

Because he cried? This country has a collective child fetish, I swear-- and it's kind of sick.

It's not like the player was trying to throw the ball to him. Someone else got it, and he cried. His mom had it exactly right, IMHO-- he's better off with the lesson that he can't get everything he wants just by crying.

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Response to Marr (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:19 PM

28. Watch the video again...the woman held up the ball taunting the little boy

Just to make him cry more.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:44 PM

32. No. She held up the ball because her future husband was taking a picture of her holding it..n/t

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Response to Marr (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:21 PM

29. No, I don't think the kid should get the ball

The woman had an ear-to-ear grin and held up the ball for a trophy shot while the kid bawled his eyes out.

If the couple weren't so self-absorbed, they might have connected the dots. I don't think they were under any obligation to give the kid the ball, but taking that victory lap was perhaps a bit "insensitive." I'm thinking of a number of other things they could have done that don;t involve giving away the ball.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:45 PM

33. Her picture was being taken holding the ball....n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:36 PM

64. Nope...and even if she was, the kid was right there bawling..she's a classless

so-and-so.

All they had to do was say to the other parents, we want to keep it, but if your kid holds it for a while, we say it's ok. End of problem...classless buffoons.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #64)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:48 PM

66. Yes. She was having her picture taken, the bawling kid didn't get his way...n/t

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:18 PM

27. Yup - that's a definite repuke strategy - make the victim apologize to you.

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Response to Initech (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:47 PM

34. the announcer is a victim?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:25 PM

31. I don't think they saw what was going on and the announcer was off base to say

they were rubbing it in the kid's face (when the kid wasn't paying any attention to them) and to call them greedy.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:50 PM

35. Considering

Considering the father never said a word to the couple and considering they were on a date and caught a foul ball; considering an exciting moment is always hectic; considering the announcers launched into an immediate attack...

Yes, they're Republicans.

Never mind that the Yankees were getting their ass kicked, too, at the time (if you can't beat the Rangers, beat their fans).


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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:50 PM

36. I don't think this is one where people need to automatically take sides

But of course everyone will. It is sometimes possible to have a situation where there isn't a good guy and a bad guy.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:55 PM

38. The only jerk in this story is the announcer.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:12 PM

42. I would have given the ball to the kid but...

I know this child is very young but I hope he doesn't grow up thinking as long as he cries or throw a tantrum, he'll always get what he wants.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:50 PM

48. If it makes a child smile...do it.

Is a foul ball worth more than that?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:15 PM

53. .

When I saw the tread title I thought of this one.



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Response to Go Vols (Reply #53)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:03 PM

55. Ok now, THAT woman deserves contempt

not the other couple.

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #53)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:12 PM

56. wow... now, that one was HORRIBLE

She took it right out of that little girl's hands!!!!

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #53)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:27 PM

60. wow -- now that's a different story entirely

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:15 PM

57. It's become pretty obvious now.

It is BAD luck to go after baseballs tossed into the stands by Rangers players.

First Josh Hamilton, now this.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:16 PM

58. If they have children I hope they will pay better attention

Couple of self-absorbed assholes lets hope they don't.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:26 PM

61. The only time I ever caught a foul ball, I have been to at least 200 baseball games...

I was half crocked and I just saw this kid and said, here you go, kid....

People around me clapped and bought me more beer so I felt like I made a good trade.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:37 PM

65. I think they taught the kid a valuable lesson.

 

You rarely get what you want in life and most people are assholes. Good to learn that early.

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