At first, it felt like a good, human hard luck story.
A fan up in the Target Field nosebleed seats gets an unlikely chance to catch a baseball during the All-Star Game Home Run Derby after Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hits a moonshot into the stands.
But the ball hits off the kid’s hand, leaving him with nothing more than a massive bruise.
Then some national sports media pick up the story and before you know it, Stanton is tweeting an apology and offering to send the kid some sweet souvenirs.
This morning, though, the young man was the one apologizing.
Stanton’s home run did not cause the discoloration on Jordan Jacobson’s hand.