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Jays Fan Catches Foul Ball, Then Accidentally Throws It Away While Celebrating (Video)

by: Esteban On  Monday, June 10, 2013

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Finally, a post about a Toronto Blue Jays fan that does not involve public drunkenness, streaking, or belligerence. I guess there really is a first time for everything.

On Friday night, during the top of the 7th inning of the Blue Jays’ 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, a foul ball off the bat of the Rangers’ Craig Gentry landed about four rows into the stands down the right field line, where it was quickly retrieved by a fan sitting one row back.

Obviously, every baseball fan’s biggest thrill would be to catch a foul ball or home run ball at a game, so when this guy was able to come up with it, he was pretty pumped. Unfortunately, when he thrust his first upward to celebrate his acquisition, the ball slipped right out of his hand, flying two rows further back to another guy—who then gave the ball to his cute kid.

To the first guy’s credit, he didn’t protest or make a stink of the situation. He knew that once the ball was out of his hand, it was gone, and he knew the guy couldn’t not give the ball to his kid. But he was obviously perturbed by the situation.

That’s when former MLB catcher and current Blue Jays studio analyst Greg Zaun did something you’ve probably never seen before. He ran down to the fan’s section from his broadcast desk on the other side of the stadium and tossed the guy a signed ball.

Take a look:

There’s a reason why the Zauninator is and always has been a fan favorite in Toronto, and that is why. You have to tip your hat to the guy.  Classy move, Zaun.