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Dodgers Ballboy Makes Good Effort, But Ends Up In The Stands Without The Ball (Video)
Whenever a ballboy, ballgirl, or old ball dude makes a great catch, they get a rousing ovation from the crowd and some notoriety on TV and the internet. So it’s understandable why they would be tempted to put themselves in harm’s way and go for the highlight reel grab when the opportunity presents itself.
However, what they fail to realize is that, for every clip we have of ballpersons making fantastic plays, there’s another of ballpersons failing miserably and getting heckled by the guys in the visiting bullpen. And the clip we have today is of that variety.
Last night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a very eager ballboy went all in on a foul ball off the bat of the San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to make the play, and just ended up tumbling head first into the stands.
The bright side? He was in L.A., not Philly. So instead of betting booed, he got a nice round of applause for making a solid effort.
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