The debate over souvenirs at a ballpark will rage on after this incident at a Brewers-Marlins game last night. While Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki ran towards the stands to throw a ball into the crowd, three individuals positioned themselves for the prize—two children and an older gentleman.
The ball presumably was not intended for the man and yet, he snatched it with authority, celebrating as if he had accomplished something significant.
The two children walked away, clearly dejected. One of them had a meltdown of epic proportions, waving her arms furiously and acting like a spoiled brat. That girl’s tantrum was later rewarded by ballpark staff with one of them handing her a ball on a silver platter.
So, yea, there are two assholes here. The gentleman who stole the ball and this girl’s mom, who undoubtedly has no control over her child.
I think I speak for every sane person in saying, stop raising little shits people. All you did was weaken a country today.