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(Major League Baseball)   There's a woman in Houston who could learn a lot from this classy young Diamondbacks fan   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 83
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2011-07-21 08:40:00 AM  
Good on the parents of that kid... didn't see who said something, but clearly somebody did.
 
2011-07-21 09:13:59 AM  
1. Want something
2. Don't get it
3. Whine/cry
4. Get it

/good on the kid in the red
 
2011-07-21 09:22:13 AM  
Definitely the right thing to do, but it looks like a grey-haired security guard or something was directing this little event. See who he's looking at when he abruptly turns around? The guy yelling at him to give the ball to the other kid...
 
2011-07-21 10:23:57 AM  

GooberMcFly: 1. Want something
2. Don't get it
3. Whine/cry
4. Get it

/good on the kid in the red


This is winning.

That lady in Houston taught that kid something.

Plus if I'm not mistaken, she was hot.

As we know hotness > making kid's feel better.
 
2011-07-21 10:32:50 AM  
Pretty cool of the announcing team to give the kid some recognition and swag too.
 
2011-07-21 10:37:47 AM  
Video link of the Houston lady available? Thanks...I'll wait...
 
2011-07-21 10:38:17 AM  
Maybe the kid was prodded into doing the right thing, but still, he did the right thing. Ten, 20, 30, 40 years ago, the kid would have given the security guy the finger, and kept the ball for himself. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but today's kids seem less selfish than past generations.
 
2011-07-21 10:39:42 AM  
Character. You can try to instill it, but you can't create it out of thin air and force someone to have it.

Good on the little man.
 
2011-07-21 10:39:42 AM  
Those of you making fun of the one kid for whining, I think you missed the part where that was his ball originally. He had it, then dropped it, then the kid in the red shirt intercepted it. I would imagine if any of you chumps dropped, say, your iPhone at the park and had it picked up and given to somebody else right in front of you, you'd have something to say about it.

/Good on red shirt
//good on announcers for the kudos
 
2011-07-21 10:41:25 AM  

DrSieb: Video link of the Houston lady available? Thanks...I'll wait...


Google houston lady baseball, and you'll find it. You'll have to do your own c&p.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/06/16/greedy-woman-steals-ball-from-little-gir l /
 
2011-07-21 10:44:41 AM  
Ok, thanks. I was looking on youtube and couldn't find it. I searched on google and saw a short clip with crappy quality, but yeah...what a coont.
 
2011-07-21 10:45:22 AM  

CheddarPants: DrSieb: Video link of the Houston lady available? Thanks...I'll wait...

Google houston lady baseball, and you'll find it. You'll have to do your own c&p.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/06/16/greedy-woman-steals-ball-from-little-gir l /


Or you could, you know, post the link (new window)
 
2011-07-21 10:45:54 AM  

NanoJack: Those of you making fun of the one kid for whining, I think you missed the part where that was his ball originally. He had it, then dropped it, then the kid in the red shirt intercepted it. I would imagine if any of you chumps dropped, say, your iPhone at the park and had it picked up and given to somebody else right in front of you, you'd have something to say about it.

/Good on red shirt
//good on announcers for the kudos


Watch it again. The whining kid never had it in his possession. It was thrown in his vicinity, but there were 3 people right there, and none of them possessed the ball for even a second.

And if someone dropped their iphone, they were the ones who bought it and possessed it. Completely different, and a terrible analogy.
 
2011-07-21 10:46:47 AM  

CheddarPants: Maybe the kid was prodded into doing the right thing, but still, he did the right thing. Ten, 20, 30, 40 years ago, the kid would have given the security guy the finger, and kept the ball for himself. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but today's kids seem less selfish than past generations.


Not to point fingers, but they've seen a lot of selfishness in their lives, whether it be personal, local, regional, national, international, etc. They grow up hearing all about sharing, then they take a look around and go "Wtf is with these people?". Some decide to become the same as what they see around them so they can keep up with everyone else, and others reject that lunacy and stick to their basic principles.

That's an exceptionally facile explanation, but that's what I think is happening. I just wish kids these days weren't so worried about everything. Poor bastards.
 
2011-07-21 10:48:14 AM  

NanoJack: Those of you making fun of the one kid for whining, I think you missed the part where that was his ball originally. He had it, then dropped it, then the kid in the red shirt intercepted it. I would imagine if any of you chumps dropped, say, your iPhone at the park and had it picked up and given to somebody else right in front of you, you'd have something to say about it.


Uhhh, at what point did he ever actually have possession of the ball?

1) Weeks tosses ball into stands
2) Ball is not caught
3) Red shirt picks it up
4) Brewers fan starts pouting

It was nice of the D'backs fan to give him the ball, but your assessment of the situation is completely false.
 
2011-07-21 10:59:33 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: NanoJack: Those of you making fun of the one kid for whining, I think you missed the part where that was his ball originally. He had it, then dropped it, then the kid in the red shirt intercepted it. I would imagine if any of you chumps dropped, say, your iPhone at the park and had it picked up and given to somebody else right in front of you, you'd have something to say about it.

Uhhh, at what point did he ever actually have possession of the ball?

1) Weeks tosses ball into stands
2) Ball is not caught
3) Red shirt picks it up
4) Brewers fan starts pouting

It was nice of the D'backs fan to give him the ball, but your assessment of the situation is completely false.


But what about the iPhone?
 
2011-07-21 11:16:11 AM  
Kid looked more like a Tigers fan to me...
 
2011-07-21 11:18:40 AM  

teejmeister: Kid looked more like a Tigers fan to me...


That's probably his little league team.
 
2011-07-21 11:24:48 AM  

teejmeister: Kid looked more like a Tigers fan to me...


Or a Phillies fan after Game 6.

/Phillies can suck it like Timmy hitting the bong
 
2011-07-21 11:33:22 AM  

CheddarPants: Maybe the kid was prodded into doing the right thing, but still, he did the right thing. Ten, 20, 30, 40 years ago, the kid would have given the security guy the finger, and kept the ball for himself. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but today's kids seem less selfish than past generations.


8.5/10. Subtle, not too overplayed. Nice.
 
2011-07-21 11:56:19 AM  
Done in 2.

algrant33: I'm not quite sure how it happened, but today's kids seem less selfish than past generations.

Yeah, except for that whole "We'll give up any semblence of a life for ourselves so that little Tyler Snowflake can have anything he wants, when he wants it because if we deny him something at the age of 6, he might turn in to a serial killer later" thing.

/Back in my day, we walked 83 miles to school during earthquakes and brush fires AND LIKED IT
//My lawn, off it
 
2011-07-21 12:09:30 PM  

John Paul Jones: Definitely the right thing to do, but it looks like a grey-haired security guard or something was directing this little event. See who he's looking at when he abruptly turns around? The guy yelling at him to give the ball to the other kid...


Yes, certainly this here. Although I'd argue the security guard was out of line. Brewers missed the ball (looked like mom might have batted it away), Red Shirt snagged the rebound. That ball was up for grabs and Brewers was overly whiny. Red Shirt set him back another 10 years in personal development by giving him the ball. The security guard should have just let Red Shirt enjoy his moment.

That being said, he didn't have to give the ball away. And he didn't even hesitate. It was a solid (but imo unnecessary) move.
 
2011-07-21 12:19:39 PM  
www.washingtonpost.com

"Crying is for babies. That's why I pout."
 
2011-07-21 12:31:54 PM  

fatalvenom: [www.washingtonpost.com image 450x256]

"Crying is for babies. That's why I pout."


That inident annoys the fark out of me. The kid is being a whiny little coont and gets rewarded for it. Everybody involved should be shot.

Speaking of the woman who stole the ball from the kid, did karma bite her in the ass yet?
 
2011-07-21 12:33:02 PM  

This Looks Fun: John Paul Jones: Definitely the right thing to do, but it looks like a grey-haired security guard or something was directing this little event. See who he's looking at when he abruptly turns around? The guy yelling at him to give the ball to the other kid...

Yes, certainly this here. Although I'd argue the security guard was out of line. Brewers missed the ball (looked like mom might have batted it away), Red Shirt snagged the rebound. That ball was up for grabs and Brewers was overly whiny. Red Shirt set him back another 10 years in personal development by giving him the ball. The security guard should have just let Red Shirt enjoy his moment.

That being said, he didn't have to give the ball away. And he didn't even hesitate. It was a solid (but imo unnecessary) move.


Actually, it's pretty clear from the video that the red shirted kid swatted the ball away from the Brewers fan when Weeks threw the ball. The ball then fell back towards the field and some attendant gave the redshirt the ball. Of course the little Brewers fan should be upset - the dickhead swatted away the ball and then had it handed to him. Giving the ball back to the Brewers fan was the right thing to do and redshirt shouldn't have been rewarded for it, he acted like a complete ass up to that point.
 
2011-07-21 12:45:21 PM  
I don't think the Brewers kid was outright pouting; he just looked kinda sad at first. Brewers players always make a point of tossing balls to Brewers fans at away games. Weeks was most likely aiming for the little Brewers fan in the first place, which is why the security person asked the Dback kid to give it to him.

Also, Weeks is awesome.
 
2011-07-21 12:56:54 PM  

fatalvenom: "Crying is for babies. That's why I pout."


"and I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT!"

That was hysterical. A bit divided on the whole "rewarded the pouting" aspect*, but, as always, the guys in the booth were hilarious. Best broadcast team on tv, and thank FSM for MLB.tv.

/ * pro'ly 'cuz I've been going to games for decades and have never gotten a ball... so, jealous?
// < pouts >
 
2011-07-21 01:03:13 PM  

ThisNameSux: fatalvenom: [www.washingtonpost.com image 450x256]

"Crying is for babies. That's why I pout."

That inident annoys the fark out of me. The kid is being a whiny little coont and gets rewarded for it. Everybody involved should be shot.

Speaking of the woman who stole the ball from the kid, did karma bite her in the ass yet?


Her name is Petra M. Lomas. I have read that she works in the Kilgore ISD. Maybe farkers can help her with a little karma.
 
2011-07-21 01:05:16 PM  
I think the notion of initial intent of possession is meaningless. It's difficult to tell whether the Brewers kid ever had the ball. Point is that the D-backs kid did an honourable thing and gave the younger boy the spoils. Very classy.

The bigger issue is that, these days, it's the fans making the classy moves and not the athletes themselves.
 
2011-07-21 01:11:23 PM  
The kid in the red is all class. The kid in the Brewers shirt needs to say thank you, never heard that said.
 
2011-07-21 01:20:13 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: NanoJack: Those of you making fun of the one kid for whining, I think you missed the part where that was his ball originally. He had it, then dropped it, then the kid in the red shirt intercepted it. I would imagine if any of you chumps dropped, say, your iPhone at the park and had it picked up and given to somebody else right in front of you, you'd have something to say about it.

Uhhh, at what point did he ever actually have possession of the ball?


His arm was going forward and tucking the ball into his body.....

...wait, wrong sport.
 
2011-07-21 01:24:11 PM  

KingVJ: As we know hotness > making kid's feel better.


Making kid's what feel better? That will make all the difference between >, < or =
 
2011-07-21 01:32:37 PM  

CheddarPants: DrSieb: Video link of the Houston lady available? Thanks...I'll wait...

Google houston lady baseball, and you'll find it. You'll have to do your own c&p.
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/06/16/greedy-woman-steals-ball-from-little-gir l /




And now for something completely different. Kris Jenner taking a baseball from Cousin Oliver's sister:

cbshouston.files.wordpress.com

/hot
 
2011-07-21 01:34:47 PM  

Donnchadha: KingVJ: As we know hotness > making kid's feel better.

Making kid's what feel better? That will make all the difference between >, < or =


Uh, that hotness >(is greater) than making kids feel better.
 
2011-07-21 01:42:12 PM  
The more important question here has not been addressed. Why in the hell the kid is wearing a Brewers shirt and a Diamondbacks hat?
 
2011-07-21 01:43:32 PM  
is DOES bring up the question... What is the whole magic of catching a ball, if we are moving towards the fact that only the most pathetic and least likely to catch one should be the ones considered most deserving of said ball.
 
2011-07-21 01:47:14 PM  

Owangotang: The kid in the red is all class. The kid in the Brewers shirt needs to say thank you, never heard that said.


How could you have? The railing was right over the kid's mouth in the shot. He looks like he says something when he get handed the ball, but you can't see his mouth. Plus there was a whole ordeal of sitting them down together in the stands for the interview and then bringing them up to the booth. He may have thanked the kid at some point during that.
 
2011-07-21 01:48:10 PM  
If the kid wanted the ball that bad, he should have jumped over the railing.

/too soon?
 
2011-07-21 01:48:48 PM  

KingVJ: Donnchadha: KingVJ: As we know hotness > making kid's feel better.

Making kid's what feel better? That will make all the difference between >, < or =

Uh, that hotness >(is greater) than making kids feel better.


Possessive apostrophes, how do they work?
 
2011-07-21 01:48:59 PM  

T.rex: is DOES bring up the question... What is the whole magic of catching a ball, if we are moving towards the fact that only the most pathetic and least likely to catch one should be the ones considered most deserving of said ball.


This wasn't a home run, though. This was Weeks tossing the ball to a Brewer fan in the stands.
 
2011-07-21 01:52:17 PM  

Pinworms: NanoJack: Those of you making fun of the one kid for whining, I think you missed the part where that was his ball originally. He had it, then dropped it, then the kid in the red shirt intercepted it. I would imagine if any of you chumps dropped, say, your iPhone at the park and had it picked up and given to somebody else right in front of you, you'd have something to say about it.

/Good on red shirt
//good on announcers for the kudos

Watch it again. The whining kid never had it in his possession. It was thrown in his vicinity, but there were 3 people right there, and none of them possessed the ball for even a second.

And if someone dropped their iphone, they were the ones who bought it and possessed it. Completely different, and a terrible analogy.


Yes, that was a terrible analogy...

However I did a frame by frame reconstruction of the scene and the Kid did appear to have the ball in his Black Glove and but for got the "Two Hands For Beginner's Rule"... So it appears that he was not pouting because that lady gave the ball to another kid but rather because he caught it but couldn't hold on to it.

Kudos to red shirt kid. Boo to you haters.
 
2011-07-21 01:53:00 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: teejmeister: Kid looked more like a Tigers fan to me...

Or a Phillies fan after Game 6.

/Phillies can suck it like Timmy hitting the bong


Um what? I'm a little lost. Is this a reference to the 93 series? Or from 08-09? Cause I don't recall eating about this? Granted I was 9 in 93 and in a differed state in 08 to current so I haven't heard about this. Care to share?
 
2011-07-21 02:04:32 PM  

Dougie AXP: RoyFokker'sGhost: teejmeister: Kid looked more like a Tigers fan to me...

Or a Phillies fan after Game 6.

/Phillies can suck it like Timmy hitting the bong

Um what? I'm a little lost. Is this a reference to the 93 series? Or from 08-09? Cause I don't recall eating about this? Granted I was 9 in 93 and in a differed state in 08 to current so I haven't heard about this. Care to share?


Err hearing not eating and different state not differed.
 
2011-07-21 02:16:57 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: This Looks Fun: John Paul Jones: Definitely the right thing to do, but it looks like a grey-haired security guard or something was directing this little event. See who he's looking at when he abruptly turns around? The guy yelling at him to give the ball to the other kid...

Yes, certainly this here. Although I'd argue the security guard was out of line. Brewers missed the ball (looked like mom might have batted it away), Red Shirt snagged the rebound. That ball was up for grabs and Brewers was overly whiny. Red Shirt set him back another 10 years in personal development by giving him the ball. The security guard should have just let Red Shirt enjoy his moment.

That being said, he didn't have to give the ball away. And he didn't even hesitate. It was a solid (but imo unnecessary) move.

Actually, it's pretty clear from the video that the red shirted kid swatted the ball away from the Brewers fan when Weeks threw the ball. The ball then fell back towards the field and some attendant gave the redshirt the ball. Of course the little Brewers fan should be upset - the dickhead swatted away the ball and then had it handed to him. Giving the ball back to the Brewers fan was the right thing to do and redshirt shouldn't have been rewarded for it, he acted like a complete ass up to that point.


I reviewed the tape like 10 times just now. I can't say it's clear that it was any of the 3 definitely that flubbed the play. And given a lack of definite proof, the benefit of the doubt goes to the kid who did the good deed.

/Cool handle.
 
2011-07-21 02:31:00 PM  

This Looks Fun: AdmirableSnackbar: This Looks Fun: John Paul Jones: Definitely the right thing to do, but it looks like a grey-haired security guard or something was directing this little event. See who he's looking at when he abruptly turns around? The guy yelling at him to give the ball to the other kid...

Yes, certainly this here. Although I'd argue the security guard was out of line. Brewers missed the ball (looked like mom might have batted it away), Red Shirt snagged the rebound. That ball was up for grabs and Brewers was overly whiny. Red Shirt set him back another 10 years in personal development by giving him the ball. The security guard should have just let Red Shirt enjoy his moment.

That being said, he didn't have to give the ball away. And he didn't even hesitate. It was a solid (but imo unnecessary) move.

Actually, it's pretty clear from the video that the red shirted kid swatted the ball away from the Brewers fan when Weeks threw the ball. The ball then fell back towards the field and some attendant gave the redshirt the ball. Of course the little Brewers fan should be upset - the dickhead swatted away the ball and then had it handed to him. Giving the ball back to the Brewers fan was the right thing to do and redshirt shouldn't have been rewarded for it, he acted like a complete ass up to that point.

I reviewed the tape like 10 times just now. I can't say it's clear that it was any of the 3 definitely that flubbed the play. And given a lack of definite proof, the benefit of the doubt goes to the kid who did the good deed.

/Cool handle.


I guess I'm going by an assumption that many people here are not - that Weeks was trying to give the ball to the Brewers fan. Someone here said it was a thing that the Brewers players do, but I see other teams do it a lot - when they are on the road they throw balls to people sporting their team's gear. It seems that the redshirted kid jumped in when he really shouldn't have, and it's pretty clear to me that his interference had a hand in the ball falling away from the Brewers fan and his (again, I assume) mother. So what I see is that Weeks intended for the kid in the Brewers shirt to get the ball, the redshirted kid worked to prevent that, and then the redshirt kid was given the ball. Seems (again, to me) like justice that the Brewers kid wound up with the ball. And while it was cool of the redshirt kid to give the ball to the Brewers kid, had the redshirt kid not interfered with the toss the Brewers kid would have had the ball anyway. So I don't think he should be praised or rewarded just because he made up for acting like a dick.

/Thanks
 
2011-07-21 02:38:10 PM  

Dougie AXP: Cause I don't recall eating about this?


Buh duh? Did someone steal my idea for "news-food"? I was going to be rich. "Don't have time to read the paper and eat breakfast? Skip those eggs and coffee, and enjoy today's edition of the Daily Breakfast. Has bacon ever told you the election results? Do they offer maple syrup with CNN? Nope. That's where Daily Breakfast comes in. Only 20 Calories and 3000 words per bite. It'll shave minutes off your morning. Also available in Lemon Yellow journalism."

/sorry.
 
2011-07-21 02:45:21 PM  
I watched this a few times:
Neither kid had gotten possession. So Red shirt wasn't out of line

Fact of the matter is that it doesn't matter. He got the ball pretty cleanly, celebrated, and when he saw the younger kid crying, he did an incredible thing for a kid.

Don't try an over analyze it, you'll ruin it. The kid did a great thing, just enjoy it
 
2011-07-21 02:46:32 PM  
Watched the whole video. Great that they brought the kid to the booth and gave him a signed bat from his favorite player. Made my day.

/Go True Blue Brew Crew
/the whiny kid was a toddler for Fark's sake
 
2011-07-21 03:01:19 PM  

Dougie AXP: Dougie AXP: RoyFokker'sGhost: teejmeister: Kid looked more like a Tigers fan to me...

Or a Phillies fan after Game 6.

/Phillies can suck it like Timmy hitting the bong

Um what? I'm a little lost. Is this a reference to the 93 series? Or from 08-09? Cause I don't recall eating about this? Granted I was 9 in 93 and in a differed state in 08 to current so I haven't heard about this. Care to share?

Err hearing not eating and different state not differed.


Wow. I guess the pot smoke really did get to you guys.
 
2011-07-21 03:05:19 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: So what I see is that Weeks intended for the kid in the Brewers shirt to get the ball, the redshirted kid worked to prevent that, and then the redshirt kid was given the ball. Seems (again, to me) like justice that the Brewers kid wound up with the ball. And while it was cool of the redshirt kid to give the ball to the Brewers kid, had the redshirt kid not interfered with the toss the Brewers kid would have had the ball anyway.


I agree ^^^, but consider these thoughts:

Think of rewarding his "dickishness recovery" as investing in the kid's future. If we show him that he can get a used ball for being a dick and free tickets and an autographed bat if he's not a dick, which behavior are you enforcing in the long run? Dick move - I can agree. World class recovery - I think you can agree.
 
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