There’s just too much bad to this story to even start. We all love going after foul balls. After all, a major league baseball is one of the most coveted souvenirs in sports. There’s no better story than “I ran as fast as I could and made the grab bare handed!” when describing the home run ball someone went after. But what if it wasn’t a home run ball? What if it wasn’t even a foul ball? What if it was a ball that a player simply threw into the stands?
And what if said person put all their effort into running after this ball only to find that it wound up breaking their nose in the process because they couldn’t even catch it? Yup, that’s what happened to this poor sap at the Indians game last night.
So what is this guy’s story going to be? “Well, I tried to catch it but everyone was running for the ball. Someone pushed me and the ball just landed right on my face! Sucks because I didn’t even manage to get the ball.” If only that story were true. Here’s what really happened.
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