Let this be a lesson to everyone: Do not blatantly steal a foul ball from a kid, especially on national television. Chicago's first base coach tossed a foul ball to the child in the front row.
Social media erupted in fury when an older fan sat behind the boy picked up the ball and handed it to a woman sat next to him. It turns out, despite social media and earlier reports, the adult fan had already helped the boy get a baseball earlier in the game. The Cubs tweeted this response: "A Javier Baez signed ball should take care of it".
"I spoke with people from the Cubs". After all, he might have a child at home who also wants a baseball. But the kid now has two baseballs, and one of them is signed, instead of two baseball with both unsigned. The small boy tries to catch the baseball, but misses it and the ball rolls underneath his seat.
Kids are our future, so we have to give them baseballs.
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Chicago Cubs host David Kaplan later confirmed the reports.
"What they didn't see is that our son already had a foul ball".
He turned around to collect the ball but to his horror a selfish supporter played a game of finders keepers with the kid, who looked no older than six or seven.
"The whole world is calling this guy the most evil guy in the world for being a ball thief", said Chuck Mycoff.