Sunday, July 5, 2015

Baseball fans show the best and worst of humanity

A good test of character is how people react at baseball games when a foul ball or home run ball is headed their way.
Some fans fight over the souvenirs like bratty children. Some parents take cover and let their kids fend for themselves.
However, other fans hand the balls they catch to youngsters.
The Daily Mail enjoys documenting fan activity at baseball games. Here are some of its stories from this season so far.

Los Angeles Angels fan nearly topples over center field barrier with his daughter when he tries to nab home run ball. (Aug. 18, 2015)

Woman, 63, going for home run ball at Phillies game dismayed to have it snatched away by burly man. (May 18, 2015)

Woman makes a show of kindly handing fly ball to a disappointed little boy at baseball game ... only to be caught demanding it BACK when she thinks the cameras have moved on. (May 17, 2015)

Baby’s first fly ball! Chicago Cubs fan catches a rogue ball all while bottle-feeding his 7-month-old son. (June 24, 2015)

Heroic ten-year-old leaps to save younger siblings by catching home run ball hurtling towards them - while his cowardly parents run for cover. (June 26, 2015)

THIS is a cup and ball trick! Chicago Cubs fan catches foul ball in her beer and then downs her drink in celebration. (April 19, 2015)

Photo: Jim Bergen strong-arms 63-year-old Joyce Murphy Kiner to snag a home run ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game.

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