So often the news is bad when it comes to baseball spectators and balls hit into the stands (Cub fans, you know who you are). America longs for a feel-good story about snagging baseballs, and here it is. Below you see CJ (last name unknown), who caught not one but two foul balls off the bat of the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton on Sunday — during the same at-bat.
But the best part for many people is that this kid caught both fouls directly in front of a pair of Red Sox fans. Robbed! Face! Red Sox Nation cannot be happy about this.
(Video after the jump.)
The Red Sox pair seem to be OK with the whole thing, until, that is, the FSN reporter begins heaping prizes on the lad, and then basically points out on the air how a kid disgraced them by catching the fly balls right in their faces. So uncalled for, and so awesome.
As we can see in the photo above, the Red Sox pair seem intent on doing little but cowering from the ball, as the guy in white is already mentally clearing a spot on his trophy shelf. Then out of nowhere — Fail! Serves you right, 45-year-old trying to take the ball from a kid.
What are the chances of the same person catching two fouls balls in the space of three pitches? About 1-in-250,000, or about the same as this.