Young D-Backs Fan Shows Some Class, Returns Ball To Younger Fan (Video)
Throughout the course of the 2011 MLB season we have seen baseball fans across America show little class in their attempt to snag foul balls in the stands. Some have dropped or crushed their children while attempting to make a catch, while others have displayed a take-no-prisoners attitude as they barrel everything and anything that gets between them and their souvenir.
Finally, we were treated to a show of class from a fan at last night’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers. And the best part of all is that the classy fan was actually a young kid.
As the Brewers trotted off the field at the end of the third inning, Rickie Weeks tossed a ball to a couple of kids in the stands. Young Nicolas was the intended recipient, but he couldn’t hang on to the initial toss. And when someone below the railing tossed the ball back up to the group of kids, it was the older Ian who got his hands on it. However, as he raced back to show off his souvenir to his dad and friends, he noticed that Nicolas was left sitting at his seat with a sad look on his face. This didn’t sit well with Ian, who proceeded to return the ball back to Nicolas in an act of good faith.
And for those of you who believe in karma, you probably wont be surprised to hear that Ian was later awarded with a trip to the Diamondbacks’ press box, where he received a signed contract from Mark Grace (which comes with four tickets to a game, we believe) as well as an autographed Justin Upton bat.
A signed contract and an autographed Justin Upton bat for a plain baseball? I’d take that trade any day of the week. But in this case, it was well deserved. Classy move Ian. Your parents should be proud.
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]