Posted June 18, 2013

Ball-Averse Astros Fan Dives Across, and Then Between, Seats To Avoid Fouled Liner

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We recently reviewed several ballpark incidents wherein fans avoided or pursued foul balls to the detriment of female companions or small children. In this curious case of an Astros fan who expected the worst, he endangered only himself, tumbling onto a row of seats like the sniped Mets fan of yesterweek.

The orange-shirted fan said in an the interview (below) that he told his friends an hour before the incident:

“If a ball comes at me, I’m not trusting myself. I’m diving. Sure enough, I just look up and I just see this heater coming right at me — and I just bailed.”

And bail he did, although he was never really in harm’s way. If there were ever an argument to support grown men bringing gloves to the park, this is it.

h/t Cut 4


What about the Brewers games on Tues 6/18 where 2 guys in the 6th inning, jumped over rows of seats to fight with 2 nine years olds over a foul ball that had bounced off the 2nd deck?   They won and then turned around gave the ball to their 70 year old dad as his "prize".  So classy.  One of the kids had a nice strawberry on his knee after the incident.