Wow: Baseball Stealer
When I go to a baseball game, I always tell myself that if I catch a foul ball, or have a ball tossed my way by a player/coach, I'm giving the ball to a kid in attendance. I've never gotten a ball during a game, but I know that if I did as a kid, it would've made my day and then some.
So, I'd enjoy being a Santa Claus of sorts to another kid. And if you give a kid the ball, you'll likely get some applause from the fans in your section. The feeling I'd get out of all that is much better than the feeling I'd get out of having a $12 baseball.
Therefore, in the rare times I see a grown adult wrestle away a baseball from a kid at a game, it absolutely boggles my mind, and makes me quite angry.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about:
That happened recently at an Astros-Diamondbacks game: A grown woman taking a ball away from a little girl.
The woman apparently was booed by the crowd for about five minutes, and I salute those fans that took part in that.