[Story updated here]
One of the rules of being a baseball fan: Give the kid the ball.
This is particularly true if a player or coach has just tossed a ball to the kid, as Max Venable did at Sunday’s game.
Stealing a ball from a kid? Booooooo pic.twitter.com/GHAb5ZIqp0
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 22, 2018
The Cubs noticed and the kid still got a ball — two, actually.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 22, 2018
A Chicago sportswriter claims the kid had already gotten a ball, although there’s no evidence that’s true.
I spoke with people from the Cubs. The man who grabbed the ball on the widely seen video had actually already helped the little boy get a ball earlier. The young man has a game used ball and a Javy Baez ball. All is well. Guy is A-OK so let it go people.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 23, 2018
What do you do if you get a ball and the kid in front of you already has one? You find another kid.
Archive: The rain, a baseball, and a kid with his dad (NewsCut)
[Update] – Taking a ball from a little kid is a bad look. But it looks like social media got it wrong.(Chicago Tribune)