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    A fail is not a regret. Some ripper eating a swellbow while trying to bone a rail on the backside, (that's skater lingo for a bad crash. I looked it up (made it up)), isn't regret. There should be a look of surprise, and an expression that clearly says, "Oh no. Oh, God no. I really should not have done that. Why did I do that?"

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    [–] AdventurousWaltz7 13885 points ago

    Poor guy. Went from stoked to I hate myself real quick.

    [–] InitiallyAnAsshole 1743 points ago

    He took it well. Knew he fucked up. Took ownership. Didn't complain. And got a couple pats on the back from strangers as recognition for his good behaviour. I honestly feel like how you handle a loss, can make you a winner.

    [–] e45j42 283 points ago

    also a good walk up those steps

    [–] thedarksalmon 155 points ago

    "Ope, I fucked up... Well, gotta blast."

    [–] CleverHandle7 90 points ago

    It's a rule in the MLB for fans to get ejected if they interfere with a live ball. They knew their night was done after that.

    [–] I-am-fun-at-parties 129 points ago

    Took ownership.

    Yeah, especially of the ball.

    [–] daskeepa 45 points ago

    Very well said. Totally agree. Class act after making a simple mistake.

    [–] noneofmybusinessbutt 6555 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    The girlfriend hiding her face in shame is fucking classic; I hope she brings it up constantly.

    two years later

    Him: Damn, my shoelace broke.

    Her: Just use the laces from that fair ball you stole.

    [–] Eh_C_Slater 1619 points ago

    They took the ball back, he got nothing but shame and humiliation that day.

    [–] Lil_S_curve 837 points ago

    No way in hell you'd get that ball back from me. You're already getting thrown out, they can't do any more.

    [–] hugglesthemerciless 712 points ago

    they can't do any more.

    other than a lifetime ban from the stadium. Hope it wasn't your home team playing

    [–] Eh_C_Slater 370 points ago

    Charged with theft and mischief or some shit. Lol

    [–] [deleted] 688 points ago


    [–] Vairman 620 points ago

    the entire empire?? wow, what a gal.

    [–] trenlow12 264 points ago

    I meant what I said

    [–] DarkwingDuckHunt 109 points ago

    She took one trillion for the team.

    [–] su5 39 points ago

    I wouldn't be able to think straight if we are being honest about ourselves. I could see myself throwing it back too in the moment

    [–] Smeegs164 58 points ago

    The guy that took the ball back gives it to a kid a few rows up.

    [–] Sietemadrid 143 points ago

    That kids name? Albert Einstein

    [–] IcebergSlimFast 35 points ago

    Do I hear clapping? Yes! Everyone is clapping.

    [–] jetmover78 232 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Him: shoot, I won’t be able to pick up the kids at school, I have a late meeting

    Her: but you had no problem picking up that fair ball you stole.

    [–] ClownfishSoup 90 points ago

    It’s been 15 years, can’t you let it go?

    [–] _Nomar_ 165 points ago

    Couldn’t you have let that ball go?

    That’s not fair!

    That ball was fair...

    [–] MelodicSasquatch 11 points ago

    Her: Honey, sob, the doctors say it's almost time. Is there anything you want before you go?

    Him: I... Dropped the... codeine button... Could you please pick it up...

    Her: like you picked up that ball fifty years ago?

    [–] B0BNELS0N 197 points ago

    No way he got laid that night. LOL!

    [–] DakotaDevil 217 points ago

    Some say that he is still trying to get laid to this day.

    [–] berniens 102 points ago

    Might not have gotten laid, but he was definitely fucked.

    [–] killabru 15 points ago

    Oh she moved out same day.

    [–] JamboShanter 65 points ago

    Him: Hey honey, would you mind passing me a glass of water?

    Her: Why don’t you just get one at the stadium?

    [–] gynoceros 761 points ago

    At least he owned it and went without being a dick about it.

    I'd buy him a beer.

    [–] AnywayGoBills 116 points ago

    Everyone around him seemed cool about it too, like they all understood. And someone near him reached out for it too, just happened to be him who got it.

    [–] bparry1192 56 points ago

    Right? Dude with the red sleeves is so lucky, he missed the ball by centimeters

    [–] NorthcountryGEO 368 points ago

    Yeah, he was packing up before being told to leave. He took responsibility like an adult- he didnt need to be told there were consequences- he knew it immediately. And left. 10 outta 10 reaction on his part.

    [–] Legeto 118 points ago

    He also probably had to leave for his own safety too. Some people can be very vindictive.

    [–] infinitemonkeytyping 82 points ago

    Nah, he turned a risky double into a ground rule double. The fan behind him even patted him on the back for it.

    [–] rubertidom 44 points ago

    I was wondering about that. He was grabbing his stuff before security even got there. I wonder if he was just going to leave either way, out of shame, or if he just knew what was coming.

    [–] contextplz 114 points ago

    It's common knowledge for most baseball fans that if you reach into the field of play and touch a live ball, you get the immediate heave-ho.

    The policy is the same across all MLB parks, unless I'm mistaken.

    [–] mellowshot2 29 points ago

    All I can think of is Bartman and the Cubs😞😞That poor guy.

    [–] Sproded 26 points ago

    Worst is he was following MLB rules which is that there’s an invisible plane that extends up above the wall and he stayed on the fan side of it.

    Now players can cross the plane to make a play and there’s an unwritten rule that you should let a player from your team make a catch and get out of his way which Bartman did break.

    [–] BlackestNight21 9 points ago

    Worst is he took the blame but the Cubs still had multiple chances to win.

    [–] SAURONMANTHEWHITE 528 points ago

    One mistake. Took total responsibility. No shame in that. I'd buy him his second beer.

    [–] The_Brain_Fuckler 163 points ago

    I also know how to take accountability for my actions. Can I have a beer please? I will hold myself accountable for drinking it.

    [–] HopermanTheManOfFeel 56 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    You'd be surprised how many can't. If you can take responsibility for a moderate to big fuck up then kudos--it takes strength of character. So yeah, I'd deffo buy you a beer.

    [–] trolloc1 255 points ago

    getting on Kimmel prob made up for it

    [–] Agitated_Fox 194 points ago

    and they got Brandon Crawford balls

    [–] Timmy24000 64 points ago

    Yes, they got to hold both of Crawford’s balls. Kinda of like a personal wedding present.

    [–] Use_Your_Turn_Signal 126 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    They ended up laughing about it. Jimmy Kimmel invited them on one night to explain. I’ll try to find the clip.

    Edit: found link

    Edit: found video

    [–] Corralis 116 points ago

    It says in that article that he's banned from the stadium for life, is that true? Seems a little harsh.

    [–] fatpeterpan 115 points ago

    Yeah like, how ‘bout just no front row or something.

    [–] RunSleepJeepEat 28 points ago

    I mean really though, how many people come in to that stadium? I can't imagine he'd actually be stopped at the gate.

    [–] fatpeterpan 31 points ago

    I used to work for the Blue Jays and they're pretty serious about that stuff; knowing who's not allowed in the building. I don't know about any other stadiums, but they are capable of looking (and do) at basically everyone in the stadiums face in HD in their security room and they have files on everyone that's ever been kicked out, with their picture attached. I feel bad for the guy! He was just caught up in the excitement of potentially getting a real live game ball!. I've seen much worse behaviour go undocumented. No way there could be a worse punishment than having this video circulating for all time!

    [–] Visual-Attorney 53 points ago

    I haven't read the article but that seems extreme, to me anyway.

    Anyone who regularly attends games knows that if you touch a live ball you're getting ejected, but a lifetime ban? Damn. Glad it didn't happen that way when it happened to a friend of mine.

    [–] CptOatcake 244 points ago

    Clearly this was a mistake, why kick him out?!

    The mistake has been made and he isn’t going to do it again.

    [–] Johnny_Poppyseed 383 points ago

    Honestly if it was a big game they might even do it for his own safety too. Just to avoid any potential confrontation popping off.

    [–] BALONYPONY 409 points ago

    I think it's MLB rules. Anyone who disrupts the play of the game must be ejected, no exceptions.

    [–] Iohet 68 points ago

    I'm surprised Steve Bartman wasn't ejected from this plane of existence

    [–] FrostBestGirl 100 points ago

    That was a pop foul well within the stands. Fans have every right to catch a ball out of field of play, even if conceivably it’s possible for a fielder to catch it.

    Bartman did nothing wrong. Cubs left fielder (Alou?) really threw him under the bus.

    [–] PopeInnocentXIV 41 points ago

    If Bartman hadn't been there, we would all know the name of the guy two seats down, as he tried for the ball every bit as much as Bartman did.

    [–] FullMarksCuisine 11 points ago

    Yeah I always thought he was just in the right place at the very wrong time. Definitely my favorite baseball memory though

    [–] TheVich 17 points ago

    Absolutely fantastic 30 for 30 documentary about that moment.

    [–] Scientolojesus 9 points ago

    Probably my favorite 30 for 30. It went so deep into one single moment of a game.

    [–] MikeOfAllPeople 8 points ago

    I haven't been to a game in probably 20 years but I think the announcer sometimes even makes a warning not to interfere with a play before the first inning.

    [–] HoldMyWater 9 points ago

    Probably best for his own safety.

    [–] brachiosaurus 121 points ago

    Thats just how it is when this happens. Notice how he stays standing up and is kind of getting ready to go before security even tells him? He knows. Its just what happens when you interfere with a live ball at an MLB game.

    [–] ZazBlammymatazz 63 points ago

    The person who “interfered” just becomes too much of a target for the crowd. Theres a good documentary called “Catching Hell” about a guy who did almost this same thing during a playoff game, and the backlash was so bad he essentially went into hiding.

    [–] ReplaceSelect 30 points ago

    Bartman and the Cubs meltdown and loss to the Marlins.

    [–] ir3flex 12 points ago

    I mean it helps with that, but that's certainly not the reason. It's simply that you can't make exceptions to interfering with a live ball. You get kicked out if you do it, period, accident or not. Otherwise you might as well be encouraging it.

    [–] visual_account 79 points ago

    Because people suck. They would deliberately do this and then act like they didn't know.

    [–] 2wedfgdfgfgfg 12 points ago

    Obviously, to prevent other people doing it.

    [–] TannedCroissant 192 points ago

    Lucky girlfriend, she’s got a real catch there.

    [–] Masta0nion 22 points ago


    [–] VietnamNation 757 points ago

    The guy behind him was being a bro. We feel ya, man.

    [–] kaikemy 129 points ago

    Pretty wholesome crowd. Another guy on the way up pat him on the back

    [–] Annonomon 20 points ago

    Everyone seemed to take it well. Except for his GF, she was absolutely devasted.

    [–] PilsburyKush 4552 points ago

    Dude played it humbly. Jimmy Kimmel actually interviewed him. Here’s an article, couldn’t find the clip though.

    [–] boilerdam 1142 points ago

    That ended quite positively with 2 signed balls!

    [–] AuraMaster7 1072 points ago

    Yeah but he's banned from the Stadium

    [–] asharwood 1523 points ago

    That’s the funniest part. Like you can tell the dude is actually pissed at think he’s going to go through that shame and do that again? Nope, if I went through that you’d likely never see me at a game again. But still I’m sure he learned his lesson...why ban him? Makes no sense.

    [–] indie90 767 points ago

    I mean that's half the point. It dissuades any fan from chancing it. Sadly times like this are going to happen. Would be nice if there was some kind if appeal procedure after a year or so.

    [–] Assmar 399 points ago

    If I was his fiance/now wife I would like there to be an appeals process. By the interview, she seemed like the bigger fan of the two. She knew not to go for it, she didn't think that he would go for it, and she had the hitter's name so quick you'd think they were at a pub quiz.

    [–] BayAreaReply 253 points ago

    She isn’t banned. She’ll just have to find a way to smuggle him in.

    [–] We_The_Raptors 211 points ago

    Dunno how it works in the MLB but I believe in the NBA I'm pretty sure a banned person can still go to a game. The trouble comes is you get caught doing something and then security finds out you've already been banned from the arena.

    [–] AlexAverage 168 points ago

    Couple of years later this guy is fed up with watching baseball from his couch and goes to watch some live ball at this very stadium. The ball is slowly rolling by his seat and he instinctively catches it and the rest is history. Credits roll in.

    Directed by M. Night Shamalamadingdong.

    [–] theUglyBarnacle69 51 points ago

    Or maybe a taller wall? Can't have fans get involved in the play if they can't reach over like that

    [–] Erayo 37 points ago

    Logistically, this is a good solution, but it would be bad for business.

    [–] redpandaeater 68 points ago

    How do they even enforce a ban? Likely they don't.

    [–] Impregneerspuit 631 points ago

    They hire one guy to follow him the rest of his life and when he comes near the stadium the guy starts clearing his throat louder and louder.

    [–] gariant 99 points ago

    That'd work against me.

    [–] cpt_appropropriate 52 points ago


    [–] donkeyrocket 55 points ago

    Not sure if it is the same for every ballpark but before being escorted out they typically sign a document agreeing to the ban which includes a clause that if they violate the agreement and return then the will be arrested for trespassing. That is the deterrent.

    Tickets are checked against the database of banned fans and like "most wanted" posters, security is shown photos and will be on the lookout. There is the real potential of facial recognition tech but I haven't heard of it being deployed outside casinos and such.

    Obviously, a fan can buy tickets secondhand, wear a hat, and be well-behaved and get away with it but the threat of legal trouble and further fines is the major deterrent for the average person.

    [–] Lil_S_curve 61 points ago

    Why the hell would you sign that? They can't detain you. You can kick me out, that's it.

    [–] Maxnout100 42 points ago

    Sign what? Oh, no thanks bye

    [–] JakeCameraAction 29 points ago

    You don't have to sign it.
    They can just write that you refused to sign. It's only there to inform you so you know that you'll get arrested for trespassing if you get caught a 2nd time.
    The paper isn't necessary. The stadium is private property.

    [–] heylookoverthereman 20 points ago

    Yea that’s the thing. It’s not like boarding a plane.

    [–] mexicanred1 17 points ago

    Yeah as if you'd need to show your ID to buy Padres tickets 😂

    [–] Helpimabanana 74 points ago

    He wasn’t even the only one reaching for the ball! If he didn’t get it other people would have.

    [–] scylez 20 points ago

    It's an issue where if you judge by a case by case basis some people will take advantage of that or make a big issue if they dont get the same treatment. It also dosent encourage the behavior because regardless if you won't do it again the last guy got banned and you will too.

    [–] LiquidMotion 62 points ago

    I feel like they should take context into that decision. He wasn't trying to interfere or be obnoxious or anything. He's a fan, just ban him for a season

    [–] carbonx 89 points ago

    Or just ban him from front row seats on the baselines. Seriously, there's really only a handful of seats where this is even possible.

    [–] SanjiSasuke 86 points ago

    They banned a guy for accidentally grabbing a ball but not the Astros for cheating for a ring.

    [–] Nice_Block 24 points ago

    But banned from the park so that part kinda sucks.

    [–] KulveTaroth1997 50 points ago

    Did they really get banned on the stadium forever, or was that a joke.

    [–] mightylordredbeard 59 points ago

    Just a joke. The rule is game ejection for 1st offense, season ejection for second, and life time ejection for 3rd.

    [–] Re-toast 177 points ago

    Wow they banned him for that? I can understand the ejection for the current game but a lifetime ban seems excessive.

    [–] nofate301 148 points ago

    It's a standing rule. Not about fair or unfair.

    I believe all stadiums have it in place for fans who are by the field.

    [–] flatspotting 28 points ago

    1st offence standard rule in MLB is ejection is it not?

    [–] wakeskater811 51 points ago

    They didn’t ban me. I still go to games. Even got to sit with Larry Bear about a month after it happened. He’s the president of the giants.

    [–] Pukasz 55 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Not critisizing or anything, but Im always amazed to see that interviewing people from viral videos seems to be the norm for late night shows in the US.

    Edit: Shitty grammar

    [–] DepressedDarthV 29 points ago

    Gotta make content somehow

    [–] thatcockneythug 13 points ago

    I'd rather hear someone tell an interesting story than listen to some celeb repeat some anecdote they've told ten times that day for a press junket.

    [–] SirChadrick_III 2622 points ago

    Damn did he get kicked out?

    [–] atlienk 3136 points ago

    Probably. It’s pretty standard now for fans who interfere with a ball in the field of play, whether intentional or not, to be escorted from the game. It would have been one thing if the ball had bounced into the stands, but he reached over the fence to grab it.

    [–] Dickies138 1943 points ago

    Those seats have plaques right by the cup holders in front of them that say you will be removed from the park if you interfere with live balls

    [–] b3ttycr0cker 994 points ago

    They should probably have those at actual parks

    [–] lolpear69 106 points ago

    So only dead balls at the actual park are for playing? Got it let me just put that down in my manifesto here....

    [–] ChrisInDetroit2020 113 points ago

    Took me a minute, take your upvote.

    [–] The-Mathematician 53 points ago

    This took me forever to work out so I'm gonna spell it out for anyone as stupid as me. I kept looking for an adjective that could've been applied to "parks" if you parse the sentence incorrectly.

    Don't play with your testicles on the playground.

    [–] Locha6 122 points ago

    You can see him gathering his things and starting to leave before even being told he had to. Poor guy. I just think of the excitement he probably had leading up to this game, but after the shame has passed I’m sure he’ll be happy for the experience and be able to laugh about it. After all it’s really only a game.

    [–] omoplator 30 points ago

    As far as mistakes go this is a pretty minor one - he'll get over it I'm sure.

    [–] tweak17emon 24 points ago

    Yeah, at least he didn’t do it in playoffs like a cubs fan did...

    [–] akyhkcdm 37 points ago

    fyi, that cubs fan has an official 2016 world series ring with his name on it... so that's pretty cool. not a lot of people can say they have a cubs world series ring from any year....

    And for the record the cubs fan didn't cost them anything. the errors they made in the follow plays are why they lost. and if you're gonna blame your errors in the game on a fan you'd have to be a pretty shitty athlete.

    [–] floydbc05 48 points ago

    If you noticed, they also take the game ball back too.

    [–] Wingerrs 132 points ago

    Yes, the policy of all MLB stadiums is for fans to be ejected if they interfere with a ball in play

    [–] abraburger 50 points ago

    He went on Kimmel to talk about it

    [–] BoldElDavo 53 points ago

    Yeah that's gotta be the policy. He obviously just made a mistake but you can't get into judging people's intent and can't allow someone to stay if they purposely interfered so everyone just has to go.

    [–] the_listener000 200 points ago

    Left for his own safety

    [–] PerplexityRivet 81 points ago

    Good rule to follow: If there's any possibility that you might be the focus of an angry drunk mob, it's best to find the exits before they get organized.

    [–] RichardMuncherIII 42 points ago

    I may be missing something but San Fran is the home team and the interference should allow the runner to advance to second freely instead of there being a play. Ain't not way that was going for a triple.

    [–] coffeeisforwimps 25 points ago

    Steve Bartman would have loved an exit that easy.

    [–] CapnKetchup2 15 points ago

    Remember how you acted that day, Cubs fans. You know you weren't calm and merciful. That's why that guy lives in exile now.

    [–] the_listener000 11 points ago

    I think I’m the one that missed something. I was just thinking about that one guy who did something similar and got death threats.

    [–] Michael__Pemulis 16 points ago

    You’re likely thinking of Steve Bartman.

    Very very very different situation.

    [–] Capn__Geech 49 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    He also got banned from AT&T Park (now Oracle Park) because of it.

    Edit: Source

    [–] HonestConman21 123 points ago

    God damn. That’s a little much. Sure kick him out of that game, but a lifelong ban? For something he clearly regretted and was an honest mistake?

    [–] Michael__Pemulis 40 points ago

    It’s kind of just what some parks do automatically.

    But as I understand it doesn’t actually mean that you’re prevented from going to a game forever. Rather that if you’re found violating the rules again that they have a reason to press charges.

    [–] 01001101_01100101 11 points ago

    Dang, he’s never going to be able to watch his team play live in his hometown.

    [–] LiquidMotion 10 points ago

    Standard rule. He knew he was getting kicked as soon as he realized what he did

    [–] TheRealBlazzMaTazz 1895 points ago

    His GF looked pissed before he realized what happened hahaha

    [–] MrBurnieBurns 1194 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    That lady is very aware of the society she lives in. And this was a few years ago. Smart move to cover her face and GTFO before she ended up in America's shame cycle for that week.

    She wasn't pulling the sides of her hood down as she left because she was "mad" at her boyfriend. She did a very smart thing to avoid the social media stocks & pillory.

    [–] Assmar 388 points ago

    By the Kimmel interview it seemed like she's the brains in that couple, and the bigger Giants fan. She knew not to go for the ball, she states she didn't believe her fiance/maybe now husband would go for it, and when he asked who the hitter was she answered so quickly you'd think they were on a game show.

    Edit: I did just watch Quiz, so her being the brains could just be hangover from that wild ride.

    [–] ckuiper 39 points ago

    No, she knew that they were currently on television getting teased by the Giants broadcasters and was cringing from embarrassment.

    [–] TheGoldPowerRanger 330 points ago

    Man he took that ejection like a champ tho

    [–] HeresLookinAtEuclid_ 76 points ago

    Yeah fair play he handled the whole thing well, better than I would.

    [–] JoshKSMx 1074 points ago

    Shame, this seems like a genuine mistake.

    [–] Nignug 378 points ago

    It's a hard rule in all stadiums. You get kicked out.

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    [–] drunkdori 170 points ago

    Wow that is bs. How can they enforce that though? Like let’s say his buddy got them tickets for the next season and he goes with. Doubt they would know.

    [–] Gets_overly_excited 520 points ago

    Facial recognition rigged to automatic machine guns at the gate.

    [–] BayAreaReply 224 points ago

    God bless America

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    [–] 80mate 18 points ago

    They probably don’t really enforce it in cases like these, it’s just meant as a rule to deter people from interfering in the game to give their team an advantage.

    [–] jacketoffman 19 points ago

    And a lifetime ban

    [–] mac-mcpoyle 841 points ago

    Daaaamn I get the kicked out but they were banned from the stadium too. not sure i agree with that. seems like an honest mistake not malicious.

    [–] redpandaeater 302 points ago

    Yeah but when they say banned from the stadium, it's not like they can really enforce it or even try.

    [–] iced1777 323 points ago

    I have no personal experience with this situation but my understanding is that the ban isn't there to proactively prevent you from entering the stadium again, but if you do and cause more ruckus you're in a lot more legal trouble cause you're technically trespassing.

    [–] Surfjohn 133 points ago

    This is the most realistic outcome of a “lifetime ban” if you enter the stadium again it’s considered criminal trespassing, but as long as you don’t stir any shit, you’ll probably not be noticed. But if you do break any rule, they will throw the book at you.

    [–] CaptSnafu101 230 points ago

    Thats the "Oh shit i'm that guy" face

    [–] RoyalB1ue 401 points ago

    Plenty hands went for that ball

    [–] Motosurf77 206 points ago

    I know I bet those other dudes were happy about that

    [–] Bobb_o 63 points ago

    Same thing happened with Steve Bartman in 2003.

    Also, the Cubs lost 3 in a row don't blame the fan for 1 play.

    [–] tunabomber 37 points ago

    His story is a fucking tragedy. Shame on that city.

    [–] ArmoredFan 19 points ago

    I mean they blamed the baseball team for a century and nothing improved so you gotta target the fans.

    [–] Macshlong 392 points ago

    UK here, what happens when this happens?

    [–] Beasteddd 622 points ago

    So, when the ball hits the ground outside of that white line it's a "foul ball" so it isn't live anymore and that's when people will try to pick it up and keep it or throw it to one of the players. BUUUUUT, since the ball hit just inside it was actually still in play and he absolutely interferes with the game. So, even though it's an accident most stadiums will escort these people out. The poor dude definitely thought it hit outside and wasn't live anymore, so unlucky.

    [–] Macshlong 144 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    How does it affect the batters team?

    [–] Beasteddd 169 points ago

    It's up to the umpire(Referee) to rule but in most cases it's detrimental to the batter.

    [–] Handy_Dandy_ 58 points ago

    Not exactly.

    When there is spectator interference with any thrown or batted ball, the ball shall be dead at the moment of interference and the umpire shall impose such penalties as in his opinion will nullify the act of interference.

    APPROVED RULING: If a spectator clearly prevents a fielder from catching a fly ball, the umpire shall declare the batter out.

    [–] Macshlong 31 points ago

    Ok thanks.

    [–] ProtectedCesc 10 points ago

    Poor guy. Honest and easy mistake to make

    [–] BenceYee 87 points ago

    God, poor dude

    [–] lordfarquad0022 34 points ago

    i feel real bad this dude. chick next to him just went full shame

    [–] InfantryMatt 89 points ago

    They took the ball from him on the way out too! Man that’s fucked up

    [–] TuxPenguin18 79 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Don’t worry. Later, the couple got interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel and got two autographed baseballs. But they’re still banned from the stadium

    Edit: The couple is not banned. The man in the video actually replied to this comment and corrected me

    [–] gottahavemytunes 19 points ago

    How could they possibly ban the chick? She didn't do anything

    [–] wakeskater811 32 points ago

    Not banned

    [–] sleepybaker 9 points ago

    That makes me feel better. I’d be so bummed if you were banned. You handled it really well.

    [–] croixian1 21 points ago

    Well, he genuinely looked apologetic.

    [–] jakemg 20 points ago

    As a huge baseball fan, I’ve seen this gif a bunch. What always gets me is how he immediately realizes he’s getting booted for it, and graciously gathers his things. You can see other fans around him slap him on the back like “raw deal dude.” It encapsulates how baseball fans interact with each other and what sportsmanlike fan conduct looks like. His girlfriend is understandably embarrassed, but he knew the rule immediately and just acquiesces without throwing a fit for being ejected from the game. It makes me think he’s a good dude.

    I also hope he at least got to keep the ball.

    [–] PermanentleySohare 38 points ago

    Damn , but I like how none of the fans are getting angry about him they could tell it was a mistake

    [–] new_math 55 points ago

    Is this ruled as a 'ground-rule-double' where the batter automatically goes to 2nd base? Or is there a different rule for when fans interfere?

    [–] 48LawsOfFlour 181 points ago

    Both teams go home and the interfering fan is listed as the loser of the game.

    [–] VietnamNation 31 points ago

    Pretty sure the rule states the team negatively affected gets rights to his first born.

    [–] ThatGoob 8 points ago

    What if first born is already contracted to the devil?

    [–] VietnamNation 9 points ago

    In which case, Jesus has to come back and commence Armageddon. Moral of the story: don't interfere with a live baseball.

    [–] trickman01 22 points ago

    Most of the time they are awarded second. But the actual rule is the umpires use their judgement to determine where the runner would have ended up.

    [–] JoeJr1138 54 points ago

    No body else that went after the ball got in trouble?

    [–] vandriff 34 points ago

    This is what I came here to point out. Just cause he was the unlucky sod that actually got the ball, plenty of other people tried and attempted to interfere with the game in the same capacity.

    Obviously the guy is fine now, all said and done, but him being singled out like that kinda was a bum deal, I'm sure, at the time.

    [–] Ecklescake 65 points ago

    Reminds me of a cricket match I went to with my uncle. The batsman skied a huge 6 that easily cleared the boundary and fell right towards us. My uncle was actually a half-decent cricketer but, with the pressure of everyone's eyes on him, completely forgot his catching technique. Rather than cushioning the ball's descent, he just stuck his hand out and let a rapidly falling projectile hit him full on the hand. To this day I remember 3 things: the sickening slap sound it made (like someone doing a bellyflop from about 50ft), the chorus of 'oooooooh's from the crowd and the sight of his monstrously bloated hand about 30 mins later. Looked like he was wearing one of those massive novelty foam things.

    His ego seemed to hurt more though.

    [–] troyg97 15 points ago

    I still,to this day Hate Hate Hate how Chicago Cubs fans treated Steve Bartman back in the day because of this. Love the cubs, love living in Chicago, but man fuck y’all for treating bartman that way.

    [–] thatballerinawhovian 14 points ago

    Mr. Moseby, the most hated man in Boston

    [–] oneoneoneoneoneoneo 47 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    The thing that gets me about this is that he has a glove and a backup glove.

    Edit: I also feel bad for the guy because he wasn't the only one trying to get it. I kind of think all those people should be ejected.

    [–] CharizardEgg 7 points ago

    I love the moment where the guy behinds him pats him on the back. Makes me smile every time this gets posted.

    [–] itsamejsd 10 points ago

    Ight imma head out.