So, THIS happened at yesterday’s Chicago Cubs game. But there is always more than meets the eye. More on that in a minute — right now, check out the dreams of a kid get dashed.
Sorry, kid. Baseball is for balding men. pic.twitter.com/o138NDkcRe
— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) July 22, 2018
The Cubs got wind of it, so they hooked up the kid with TWO baseballs — one game used and one autographed by Javy Baez. MY MAN!
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 22, 2018
Turns out, the bald guy isn’t the bad guy he is made out to be.
I spoke with people from the Cubs. The man who grabbed the ball on the widely seen video had actually already helped the little boy get a ball earlier. The young man has a game used ball and a Javy Baez ball. All is well. Guy is A-OK so let it go people.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 23, 2018
So he isn’t a horrible person. HOWEVER…in the age of cameras being EVERYWHERE, it might be better to follow a certain protocol. Namely — if you are an adult, maybe you don’t get to walk out of the ballpark with a souvenir anymore?
I’ve NEVER caught a stray baseball in the stands, but if I do — here’s my plan: I find some young fan, preferably with an old worn glove, a Cubs hat, and that flash of excitement in the eye brought on by being at a real-life pro ballgame. I make a deal with the kid — with parental permission — that I get to take a selfie of the ball that I caught along with the kid that I will entrust for its safe keeping forevermore. I think everyone wins that way. — [eric]