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2013-09-04 07:00:18 AM  
Nice job, son!
 
2013-09-04 08:19:39 AM  

mr_a: Nice job, son!


That kid's kinder than I am. Good job, kid. Very good job.
 
2013-09-04 08:29:19 AM  
Good kid. That made me want to go out of my way to do something nice for someone today.
 
2013-09-04 08:33:14 AM  
Shouldn't we be deporting that kid?
 
2013-09-04 08:35:32 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Shouldn't we be deporting that kid?


New record! Only 4 posts in. Give yourself a richly deserved pat on the back.
 
2013-09-04 08:37:13 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Shouldn't we be deporting that kid?


This is why I get my news from Fark.
 
2013-09-04 08:41:28 AM  
Wait, are we deporting him for being brown or because he outed himself as a socialist?
 
2013-09-04 08:44:36 AM  
Kid #1 is a b*tch.
 
2013-09-04 08:46:31 AM  
So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.
 
2013-09-04 08:57:10 AM  
And all I got was this stupid Doc McStuffins ad
 
2013-09-04 09:07:52 AM  
There is so much farking fail in that video I do not even know where to start....
 
2013-09-04 09:28:46 AM  
Mom was hot.
 
2013-09-04 10:03:09 AM  
The ball contains sodium benzoate.
 
2013-09-04 10:06:06 AM  
Recommended: Watch the video after this one, of Josh Donaldson's catch. Play of the year.
 
2013-09-04 10:06:29 AM  
My parents would have given me a good lesson on not being a crybaby and sucking it up when you don't succeed.
 
d3
2013-09-04 10:23:21 AM  
I've reached a new level of cynicism. Why were the cameras trained on that kid for so long? Did they know something was about to happen?
 
2013-09-04 10:27:59 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Recommended: Watch the video after this one, of Josh Donaldson's catch. Play of the year.


Wow.  Nice combination of "degree of difficulty", originality, and fearlessness.  Even the East German judge gives it a 9.6.

Josh Donaldson is probably the non-Machado MLB "bang for the buck" player of the year.  Makes the MLB minimum, hits .292/.370/.480, and plays premium defense at 3B for a team that's probably going to the playoffs.  If only he'd inject some horse tranquilizers, complain on Twitter, and move out of Oakland, some "fans" might actually know who he is.
 
2013-09-04 10:35:20 AM  
Maybe it's because I'm a dad now... and who knows what he was doing when the camera wasn't rolling... but the dad was a total tool for just ignoring him while the kid sat there crying his eyes out.
 
2013-09-04 10:37:21 AM  

jlawn001: the dad was a total tool for just ignoring him while the kid sat there crying his eyes out.


I agree.  Dad should have been telling him to STFU.
 
2013-09-04 10:39:52 AM  

steamingpile: So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.


You mean the prepared kid who brought a glove?
 
2013-09-04 10:40:37 AM  
I applaud the dad for not going batshiat crazy on the kid who swiped the ball (if you can even call it a swipe). I've been witness to some epic parental temper tantrums when their precious snowflake doesn't get their way -- it can get quite ugly. It's a good learning opportunity for junior -- you can't win them all, and when you grow up and become taller, you too can swipe the ball from someone else.
 
2013-09-04 10:42:43 AM  

chimp_ninja: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Recommended: Watch the video after this one, of Josh Donaldson's catch. Play of the year.

Wow.  Nice combination of "degree of difficulty", originality, and fearlessness.  Even the East German judge gives it a 9.6.

Josh Donaldson is probably the non-Machado MLB "bang for the buck" player of the year.  Makes the MLB minimum, hits .292/.370/.480, and plays premium defense at 3B for a team that's probably going to the playoffs.  If only he'd inject some horse tranquilizers, complain on Twitter, and move out of Oakland, some "fans" might actually know who he is.


That's the second time he's made that play and landed between the tarp and the wall, but the first time the tarp was tighter to the wall, and he didn't fall all the way to the ground. I wonder if he was expecting a more cushiony landing than he got. He's definitely a "Sacrifice Your Body for the Team" player. Watching it live, I thought he hit his chin on the wall, and was seriously concerned that he'd broken his neck. Scared the hell out of me.
 
2013-09-04 10:52:39 AM  
Why do the kids who miss out always get crap when they cry and whine about things?  Isn't this a chance to teach them you don't always get what you want?

Good for generosity but better to learn to deal with frustration and failure.  If he can't deal with it now, what's his life going to look like the next fifty years.

Also, if I saw a kid with an Indians hat on, I'd give him nothing.

I deal with criticism and failure all the time.

/long time Tigers fan.
/married.
 
2013-09-04 10:56:20 AM  
Of course. The kid who gave him the ball was a Giants fan.  And everybody knows that Giants fans are the best fans.
 
2013-09-04 10:59:16 AM  
Similar situation, kid comes to KC and goes to the Royals game.  His cousin gets a ball handed to him, but Mom makes her son give the ball to his visiting cousin.  Son is rightly pissed off...

... this time Rex Hudler comes out of the broadcast booth and gives the son a signed ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgG-9mxJTLQ">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=xgG-9mxJTLQ
 
2013-09-04 10:59:49 AM  
As a father myself, I like to think as the dad in that situation that I would say, "no thanks" to the kid offering the ball because my child was pouting.
 
2013-09-04 11:18:19 AM  

The Muthaship: jlawn001: the dad was a total tool for just ignoring him while the kid sat there crying his eyes out.

I agree.  Dad should have been telling him to STFU.


Hah.
 
2013-09-04 11:22:35 AM  

tricycleracer: steamingpile: So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.

You mean the prepared kid who brought a glove?


Yes the kid who leaned over the rail to catch the ball obviously thrown to another person and who is at the least in his mid teens.
 
2013-09-04 11:28:32 AM  

davion2308: Why do the kids who miss out always get crap when they cry and whine about things?  Isn't this a chance to teach them you don't always get what you want?

Good for generosity but better to learn to deal with frustration and failure.  If he can't deal with it now, what's his life going to look like the next fifty years.

Also, if I saw a kid with an Indians hat on, I'd give him nothing.

I deal with criticism and failure all the time.

/long time Tigers fan.
/married.


Normally I would agree with you, being a Pirates fan and all, but strangely today seems to be a new day.  The sun is brighter, colors are more vivid, food tastes better, and birds are singing.  Baseballs for every kid, I say!
 
2013-09-04 11:36:54 AM  

d3: I've reached a new level of cynicism. Why were the cameras trained on that kid for so long? Did they know something was about to happen?


Because the announcers wanted to talk about him? Kruip and Kuip often go into long studies of random spectators when the game gets boring.

Plus, they said they gave the ball to the B-Back's personnel to give to that kid, so yes, I think they knew something was going to happen.

/ Giants fans are the best.
 
2013-09-04 11:39:31 AM  

steamingpile: tricycleracer: steamingpile: So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.

You mean the prepared kid who brought a glove?

Yes the kid who leaned over the rail to catch the ball obviously thrown to another person and who is at the least in his mid teens.


That's like arguing over beads at Mardi Gras.  Once it's thrown, it's open season.
 
2013-09-04 12:14:23 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Shouldn't we be deporting that kid?


That depends. Does he have good action on his slider?
 
2013-09-04 12:20:58 PM  

steamingpile: So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.


Are you usually paying attention to what's happening two rows behind you at the ballpark? I mean, every time a kid is pouting two rows behind your back while you're watching a game, you're aware of it? Because that's very odd behavior.

The kid in front brought his glove and caught a ball cleanly, he didn't steal anything, and he has nothing to apologize for. I say this as someone who has shagged dozens of foul balls during BP and given them all to kids, and the one foul ball I ever got during a game I gave that to a kid too. And adult should give the ball to a kid, but that doesn't mean that a kid is obligated to give his ball to a smaller kid.

/probably just feeding the troll, but still...
 
2013-09-04 12:23:50 PM  
Dad: "Son, I know this will be lost on you right now, but there will come a time when you are much older when the light comes on and you say to yourself..." "you know Dad warned me about this..."  "What just happened to you son is just like being married.  Think about the excitement you felt as you saw that ball come towards you, well that is what it feels like on your wedding day.  Now fast forward to that profound sense of disappointment when that little dude in front of you stole "your ball," that is what you will experience everyday you are married...one epic disappointment after the next until you get so numb you no longer feel any emotions..."

Son: "Dad, does this have anything to do with Mom farking the landscaping crew and midget?"

Dad: "Wait.. What?"
 
2013-09-04 12:46:05 PM  
kid that received that ball will grow to be someone who gets pissy when they dont get their way and bank on someone bailing them out of losing situations. sometime you lose, and the earlier you realize that the better (this coming from a guy who use to cry after striking out.)

kid that gave the ball, even if they are a soulless giants fan, will become some sort of leader, probably in labor. its the waive he gave to the kid (most likely the dad) that showed he knew that kid needed something matetial more than him.
 
2013-09-04 01:00:46 PM  
I blame the ball boy down the left field line.  He should have caught the ball in the first place and avoided this whole fiasco.
 
2013-09-04 01:02:01 PM  
I blame the ball boy down the right field line.  He should have caught the ball in the first place and avoided this whole fiasco!
 
2013-09-04 01:21:51 PM  

jedzz: / Giants fans are the best.


Of course.  And note that the kid in the Giants cap who gave away his souvenir ball gave it to a kid wearing a D-Backs cap.  He should get even more bonus points for feeling sorry for the little kid and giving him his ball even though the little kid was a fan of his team's opponents.  Nice kid, for sure.

On a related matter, I once went to a Giants/D-Backs game in Phoenix, and even though I'm a Giants fan, was rooting for the Giants, and was wearing a Giants cap, all the D-Backs fans around me were super nice to me--it was by far the nicest treatment I've ever experienced when rooting for the visiting team at any MLB ballpark (and the complete opposite of rooting for the Giants at Dodger Stadium, which put me in fear of my life from the dirtbag mouthbreather Doyer fans).  Sure, the Giants have something of a connection to the Phoenix area and lots of people in Phoenix kinda like the Giants a little, even though they're the D-Backs' division rivals (before the D-Backs came into being, the Giants AAA affiliate was the Phoenix Firebirds, so a lot of people in Phoenix followed the Giants then), but still, I couldn't help being surprised at how nice everyone was to me.  So I like the D-Backs' fans a lot.
 
2013-09-04 01:36:48 PM  

vento: davion2308: Why do the kids who miss out always get crap when they cry and whine about things?  Isn't this a chance to teach them you don't always get what you want?

Good for generosity but better to learn to deal with frustration and failure.  If he can't deal with it now, what's his life going to look like the next fifty years.

Also, if I saw a kid with an Indians hat on, I'd give him nothing.

I deal with criticism and failure all the time.

/long time Tigers fan.
/married.

Normally I would agree with you, being a Pirates fan and all, but strangely today seems to be a new day.  The sun is brighter, colors are more vivid, food tastes better, and birds are singing.  Baseballs for every kid, I say!


As a Cubs fan, this is the time of year I decide which team to root for in the playoffs since it obviously won't be the Cubs. I am pullinh for the Pirates this year. It is nice to see new blood in the post season. Also, I went to a Cubs-Pirates game in Pittsburgh a couple years ago and had a great time. Fantastic ballpark.
 
2013-09-04 01:44:42 PM  
and yesterday in boston we celebrated the anniversary of pizza chucking guy

http://youtu.be/wapNcP_7PPo
 
2013-09-04 02:04:34 PM  

Cyberluddite: jedzz: / Giants fans are the best.

Of course.  And note that the kid in the Giants cap who gave away his souvenir ball gave it to a kid wearing a D-Backs cap.  He should get even more bonus points for feeling sorry for the little kid and giving him his ball even though the little kid was a fan of his team's opponents.  Nice kid, for sure.

On a related matter, I once went to a Giants/D-Backs game in Phoenix, and even though I'm a Giants fan, was rooting for the Giants, and was wearing a Giants cap, all the D-Backs fans around me were super nice to me--it was by far the nicest treatment I've ever experienced when rooting for the visiting team at any MLB ballpark (and the complete opposite of rooting for the Giants at Dodger Stadium, which put me in fear of my life from the dirtbag mouthbreather Doyer fans).  Sure, the Giants have something of a connection to the Phoenix area and lots of people in Phoenix kinda like the Giants a little, even though they're the D-Backs' division rivals (before the D-Backs came into being, the Giants AAA affiliate was the Phoenix Firebirds, so a lot of people in Phoenix followed the Giants then), but still, I couldn't help being surprised at how nice everyone was to me.  So I like the D-Backs' fans a lot.


Yup, the Diamondback fans in Phoenix are very welcoming. Minnesota fans are the same way. They're happy to banter, but nothing mean-spirited.

Last year, after my A's got swept by Arizona in a three-game series, my brother and I were leaving the stadium, and a vendor shoved a broom in my face. Before I could even retort, someone had already called security. By the time we'd walked another 150 feet, a representative of the ballclub chased us down, and apologized and offered us tickets to an upcoming game. We had to refuse (five-hour drive), but the offer was greatly appreciated.
 
2013-09-04 02:43:24 PM  

tricycleracer: steamingpile: tricycleracer: steamingpile: So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.

You mean the prepared kid who brought a glove?

Yes the kid who leaned over the rail to catch the ball obviously thrown to another person and who is at the least in his mid teens.

That's like arguing over beads at Mardi Gras.  Once it's thrown, it's open season.


No those are drunk adults
 
2013-09-04 02:45:05 PM  

peachpicker: steamingpile: So the kid who stole the ball sat there laughing and talking about the kid making a scene behind them so a kid from a whole row away gives him his foul ball?

The other kid should be banned for being a douche and stealing the ball.

Are you usually paying attention to what's happening two rows behind you at the ballpark? I mean, every time a kid is pouting two rows behind your back while you're watching a game, you're aware of it? Because that's very odd behavior.

The kid in front brought his glove and caught a ball cleanly, he didn't steal anything, and he has nothing to apologize for. I say this as someone who has shagged dozens of foul balls during BP and given them all to kids, and the one foul ball I ever got during a game I gave that to a kid too. And adult should give the ball to a kid, but that doesn't mean that a kid is obligated to give his ball to a smaller kid.

/probably just feeding the troll, but still...


Whatever, the player threw the ball to the little kid and the douchey kid leaned over in front of him to steal the ball.
 
2013-09-04 03:20:42 PM  

steamingpile: Whatever, the player threw the ball to the little kid into the stands and the douchey tallerkid leaned over in front of him to steal caught the ball.


Seriously, this is a non-story. "Teenager catches ball that would have landed near 6 year old if allowed to continue falling. 6 year old pouts, gets rewarded for pouting." This is nothing like the lady that pulled the ball out of that kid's hand last year. They are unrelated events.
 
2013-09-04 03:30:26 PM  
The kid that missed the ball is just the free market in action -- he was too short and had no glove, so he wasn't prepared to earn that profit. And of course the liberal socialist San Franciscan wants to just "give" the loser a handout. He gave him an expensive souvenir ball, but he's just a kid. So that means he spent someone else's money to make that loser happy. You think Daddy worked hard all day just to see his paycheck go to Johnny Can't Catch? And that little kid wasn't even happy after getting the ball, he was still sulking, which just goes to show you can't motivate these people with handouts.
 
2013-09-04 03:57:06 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Cyberluddite: jedzz: / Giants fans are the best.

Of course.  And note that the kid in the Giants cap who gave away his souvenir ball gave it to a kid wearing a D-Backs cap.  He should get even more bonus points for feeling sorry for the little kid and giving him his ball even though the little kid was a fan of his team's opponents.  Nice kid, for sure.

On a related matter, I once went to a Giants/D-Backs game in Phoenix, and even though I'm a Giants fan, was rooting for the Giants, and was wearing a Giants cap, all the D-Backs fans around me were super nice to me--it was by far the nicest treatment I've ever experienced when rooting for the visiting team at any MLB ballpark (and the complete opposite of rooting for the Giants at Dodger Stadium, which put me in fear of my life from the dirtbag mouthbreather Doyer fans).  Sure, the Giants have something of a connection to the Phoenix area and lots of people in Phoenix kinda like the Giants a little, even though they're the D-Backs' division rivals (before the D-Backs came into being, the Giants AAA affiliate was the Phoenix Firebirds, so a lot of people in Phoenix followed the Giants then), but still, I couldn't help being surprised at how nice everyone was to me.  So I like the D-Backs' fans a lot.

Yup, the Diamondback fans in Phoenix are very welcoming. Minnesota fans are the same way. They're happy to banter, but nothing mean-spirited.

Last year, after my A's got swept by Arizona in a three-game series, my brother and I were leaving the stadium, and a vendor shoved a broom in my face. Before I could even retort, someone had already called security. By the time we'd walked another 150 feet, a representative of the ballclub chased us down, and apologized and offered us tickets to an upcoming game. We had to refuse (five-hour drive), but the offer was greatly appreciated.


Yeah; the most you'll get out of us is friendly banter. The only group we may not be as nice to is Dodgers fans and that's mainly due to the the general hate for all LA teams we have down here.

/Doesn't help that there's more fights/incidents during Dodgers v Dbacks games than any other opponent
//No numbers to back that up, just observations from myself and people I know who work there.
 
2013-09-04 04:47:57 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Shouldn't we be deporting that kid?


He's just looking for a handout.
 
2013-09-04 04:55:09 PM  

This Looks Fun: steamingpile: Whatever, the player threw the ball to the little kid into the stands and the douchey tallerkid leaned over in front of him to steal caught the ball.

Seriously, this is a non-story. "Teenager catches ball that would have landed near 6 year old if allowed to continue falling. 6 year old pouts, gets rewarded for pouting." This is nothing like the lady that pulled the ball out of that kid's hand last year. They are unrelated events.


Its not far off since they were throwing it to the kid and she leaned in front of her, she added to her biatch factor by yanking it after she missed it.

Except this kid leaned a lot further over to snag the ball, the kids a douche, then they laughed at him after the incident.
 
2013-09-04 05:56:47 PM  
steamingpile: they were throwing it to the kid

Objection; speculation.

Except this kid leaned a lot further over to snag the ball, the kids a douche, then they laughed at him after the incident.

You say he's a douche for catching the ball... I'm not seeing it. He not once looks to or at the smaller kid. He's looking at the ball player and the the ball. Once he catches it he sits down. He's like 12. Maybe 14. I doubt he's gotten too many balls at games. That might have been his first one. Then they had a jovial conversation after catching a ball that was tossed. Yes, the kids behind the catcher and in front of the pouter were laughing, but I don't think they were there with the catcher, since in the video they never interacted. Hell, I have fun conversations after catching foul balls. Fact: it's fun to catch balls at baseball games. This is a complete overreaction.
 
2013-09-04 09:30:27 PM  
You people are horrible.
 
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