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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:27 PM

You catch your first foul ball ever---and some little brat is crying because he didn't catch it...

Do you give the ball to the brat?

Fuck that. He ain't gettin my fucking ball.

BTW: I've caught 5 foul balls in my lifetime. 3 in regular season games, 2 at spring training.

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Reply You catch your first foul ball ever---and some little brat is crying because he didn't catch it... (Original post)
trumad Apr 2012 OP
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #1
trumad Apr 2012 #3
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #5
sharp_stick Apr 2012 #2
MineralMan Apr 2012 #4
El Supremo Apr 2012 #6
Renew Deal Apr 2012 #15
KamaAina Apr 2012 #28
El Supremo Apr 2012 #30
trumad Apr 2012 #32
Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #7
Upton Apr 2012 #8
TZ Apr 2012 #9
LaurenG Apr 2012 #11
trumad Apr 2012 #13
LaurenG Apr 2012 #27
HuckleB Apr 2012 #23
madinmaryland Apr 2012 #25
zbdent Apr 2012 #10
fishwax Apr 2012 #12
trumad Apr 2012 #14
fishwax Apr 2012 #18
trumad Apr 2012 #19
countryjake Apr 2012 #22
madinmaryland Apr 2012 #26
Renew Deal Apr 2012 #16
trumad Apr 2012 #17
HuckleB Apr 2012 #24
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2012 #29
hughee99 Apr 2012 #31
countryjake Apr 2012 #20
El Supremo Apr 2012 #21

Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:29 PM

1. Unrec...did you wave it in front of some two-year-old

to get him to cry harder?

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:41 PM

3. Like the two year old would have caught it.

Blame the fucking dad.

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Response to trumad (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:46 PM

5. What does that have to do with what I posted?

Watch the video...the stupid woman held it up just out of reach of the kid to get him to cry harder...she's an asshole.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:30 PM

2. It was a pity toss up from the player

not a real foul ball it doesn't count as a catch.

I've only caught one, at Fenway in 2004 off of Millar and I did give it to a kid made both our days. I've got too much shit around the house what would I do with a baseball?

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:45 PM

4. I caught a home run ball at a minor league game.

Cool! I gave it to the nearest kid.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:02 PM

6. One comment at Yahoo:

"The way the kid was crying you would have thought that he was a Miami Marlins fan."

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:20 PM

15. lol

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:47 PM

28. Oh, for crying out loud

everyone knows there is no such thing as a "Miami Marlins fan".

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:13 PM

30. We apparently have two here.

Plus Fidel Castro.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:32 AM

32. Well---with two World Series wins....It's not hard.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:03 PM

7. Lot of variables in my head.

Is it from a player I really like? Then no, I'm keeping it. Same if it is from a big game like last game of the world series or clinch the pennant of something.

I might also keep it to give it to my son, or nephew, or something like that if I thought one of them might like it.

Other than those two scenarios and maybe a couple more (come to think of it, did I get hurt getting it? Took a knock to the head from it? Then it's mine, too) I would give it to a kid. In the scenario you are talking about, I might not give it to the crying brat but some other kid that was being cool about it.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:04 PM

8. I don't like kids....

but the woman was taunting him with the ball. If were king I would have taken the ball away from the lady and jammed in the little whiner's mouth..

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:06 PM

9. "Some little brat is crying"

Classy. Two year olds should know their place in the world and just STFU eh? Have you ever been to a baseball game with a little kid? I have and I would be upset if something upset him at a event thats supposed to be fun! And I'm not a big kid person.

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Response to TZ (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:07 PM

11. You tell em TZ. Poor little kid

thankfully someone in the dug out gave him a ball.

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Response to TZ (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:18 PM

13. Having 3 of them...

I can damn well say whatever I want about brat ass kids.

Been to a 100 games with my little kids.

Piece of cake.

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Response to trumad (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:18 PM

27. no not without looking like a douc er dumbas I mean to say

well a meanie! Stop being rotten to crying little boys!


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Response to TZ (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

23. My kid's first game was Red Sox-Yankees, at age five months.

He has been given many balls over the years, but he never cried for them. I would not have allowed him to have the ball if his way of getting it was by crying.

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Response to TZ (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

25. Why should the douchebag with the kid EXPECT the guy next to him to give the little kid

the ball???



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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:06 PM

10. hey, I apologized for knocking the kid over and breaking his arm ...

I mean, he was what ... two? three???

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:09 PM

12. The H&M thread about this is apparently awesome

I have no idea what prompted all the other self deletes, but I followed suit. A whole thread full of self-deleted replies

http://www.democraticunderground.com/124083158

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Response to fishwax (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

14. I accidentally posted this in Meta---

I deleted it---and then all hell broke loose.

Friday night Baby!

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Response to trumad (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:31 PM

18. yeah, I saw that original thread and was going to mention it but

Hassin Bin Sober got there before I did and by then you'd posted here.

So what prompted all the self deletes in snooper2's thread? I just posted there to provide the background info, and by the time I came back to the thread a half hour later the thread had been land-mined into oblivion

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Response to fishwax (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:35 PM

19. No idea... Friday night hijinks?

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Response to trumad (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:04 PM

22. Hey, thanks for the heads-up on that one!

I would have never gone back into it if you hadn't responded to me, ha!

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Response to trumad (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

26. What a bunch of fucking douchebags!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

16. What lesson does the child learn if someone gives him what he wants every time things don't go...

his way?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:26 PM

17. I've watched the video several times

and there is no way the lady was rubbing it in the kids face.

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Response to trumad (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:29 PM

24. +1

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Response to trumad (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:54 PM

29. She was holding it up for a picture. Perhaps it was their first ball.

Ever since that one ball was ripped out of the hands of a kid (That one was WRONG), they rag on anyone who catches a ball around a kid. My own kid had a ball literally taken out of his hands at Comerica Park. He didn't freak out about it, nor did he get a replacement. Somehow he survived. Although this little guy is tiny and I think he was just excited. Doesn't mean the couple had to give him the ball.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:49 AM

31. Exactly right.

It would have been a nice gesture to give it to the kid, but I don't fault her at all for keeping it. From the video, I'm not sure she even noticed the kid.

I had season tickets for the Red Sox a few years back with seats 3 rows off the field by "Pesky's Pole". The closest I ever came to a ball was a Mark Bellhorn ground-rule double. I was more upset about the 2 beers the ball spilled than not getting the ball. Man, I wish I still had those seats, though.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:50 PM

20. At sixty bucks a seat? Hell NO!

Any and all souvenirs I might snag at what is fast becoming one of America's most expensive pastimes, are MINE, all MINE!

I've seen kids piled on, rolled over, kicked in the side, knocked over the row, and frightened out of their little minds, when fans were scrambling for a ball in the stands. Bawling, just like that Ranger's baby did, almost always was the result.

Back when I could actually afford to faithfully attend many games in a season, I used to tuck a couple of little baseball key-rings into my satchel that I'd pack into the stadium, right alongside the catcher's mitt that I also always took. Why?...in the hopes that if, in the wild off-chance I might actually catch one of those precious baseballs, I would have something handy to toss as a consolation prize for any innocently injured bystanders, rug-rats, or shag-stealers that could possibly ruin my moment. I never ever have gotten to catch a ball, but I did find a need to present a little one with one of my key-rings, after she was practically smooshed by one goliath of a guy and wept inconsolably for so long that I hiked down to her row and gave her trinket just to shut her up. And that kid already had the wayward ball clutched in her sticky little fingers, given to her by another guy who had shoved goliath guy out of the way to snag it...she was just set on sobbing for the duration, due to the trauma of it all.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:55 PM

21. Interview on the Today Show >>

I can't believe this was on the Today Show. Oh wait, the Today Show dropped all real news years ago.

http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/47202820

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