Much like getting drunk in the outfield bleachers, throwing an opposing team’s home run ball back onto the field has become quite the tradition at Wrigley Field. Oftentimes this turns into a rather embarrassing moment for the fan on the receiving end of the opposition’s homer, but every once in a while we get a sneak peak at some of the talent that is hidden away in the Wrigley Field bleachers.
One of those talented arms was unveiled yesterday afternoon following a Miguel Tejada home run in the top of the ninth inning. As the Giants’ shortstop rounded second base, he was nearly hit by his very own home run ball, which was kindly returned by the Cubs fan who caught it. The ball would end up making it all the way to home plate, just in time for Tejada to scoop it up and place the souvenir in his back pocket.
On a side note, we’d like to thank Major League Baseball for finally allowing us to embed their videos. It’s about time!
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]