Everyone knows the ultimate goal when sitting in the bleachers at a baseball game is to snag a home run, and someone at today's White Sox-Mariners game did just that - a grand slam home run, no less, off the bat of Kyle Seager. But while the announcers showed replays of the home run, all I could see was one poor little kid who should have gotten a baseball and didn't, thanks to the carelessness of another fan (that I think was his dad). Therefore, I present to you How NOT To Get A Baseball At A Game (a pictoral representation in four photos).
Image 1: Here we see the stands in left-center-ish field. Kyle Seager has just mashed a ball out there, and it falls a few rows behind the wall, just in front of the man in the white shirt.
Image 2: Clearly, the man did not catch the ball cleanly, and he begins his hunt for said ball. We also see in this photo what can only be presumed to be the man's son, in the blue Mariners shirt standing nearby, holding his own baseball, perhaps from batting practice earlier in the day.
Image 3: The man has now spotted the ball somewhere in the center aisle, and his tunnel vision is focused so intently on obtaining his prize that he has forgotten that he is a father, let alone that his son is standing nearby. He runs his own flesh and blood down, sending the kid sprawling backwards!
Image 4: The kid goes flying to the concrete and whacks his head on a nearby railing, dropping his own baseball as dad goes running after the homer. It is unclear whether or not dad got the home run ball because the video reverts to Seager's home run trot.
Watch where you're going out there, people...!
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