Couple Keeps Baseball From Little Crybaby Kid

Submitted by: swoop408 5 years ago in Sports

"Once his money is gone... so is she!"
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Male 1,364
so? why should they care about him. hes not their child.
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Male 554
i`d totally keep it away from the kid...

again, kids get whatever they want these days.

Oh, did little Timmy come in last place? No, he came in 22nd but he got this cool trophy.

kids these days... pfft`
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Male 7,123
I understand that a kid might want a ball, but why do adults?
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Male 174
"Kid needs to learn that you don`t always get what you want."

But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.

@highonhuffin: Dude, you`re absolutely right. Never thought about it that way. I normally hate bassplayers who use picks.
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Male 75
Absolutely NOTHING wrong with what that couple did!!!! That F*CKING kid is what? TWO? THREE? He`d never appreciate the ball as much as an adult would! His PARENTS would end up with it ANYWAY! in a mere DAY that kid probably could have cared LESS about that ball! Why give up an awesome souvenir to a THREE year old so he can lose it, lose interest in it or just give it to his greedy parents!! You are never OBLIGATED to give it to a kid because he CRIED! Remind me NEVER to sit next to a kid at a game!
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Male 180
God forbid a child that age might cry over something like this.
@a103276 - any pick caught from a bass player is worthless, should be using his fingers.
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Female 676
Sadly, I see both sides of the argument on this. I wish I didn`t, because it means I`ve changed into someone willing to say "drat you, I got what I want".

When I was a child, a stranger once offered to pay for the toy I had asked my mother for in the checkout line at the store after she had told me she didn`t have enough for it. I never forgot that gesture, and I`ve tried to follow it since. I hope there are still some people out there like that, not this couple who flaunts their victory over a crying kid for a simple baseball.
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Male 815
Yeah let`s all bash the crying kid because he doesn`t understand that it`s a cruel world! And as Americans it`s required that we pass down our pragmatic acceptance of "the harsh reality of life," I mean, he should have learned that at age two!


No, the couple next to him were mean persons... Supermean persons
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Male 33
ONCE AGAIN, KIDS LEARN THAT CRYING GETS THEM WHATEVER THEY WANT
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Female 595
Whatever. Kid needs to learn that you don`t always get what you want. Suck it up, Tyke.
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Male 174
I once caught a drumstick on a festival from a band called Hellacopters. I don`t even care about them. But the guy next to me almost started crying so I said: "These guys drating suck. You have it." He was the happiest person on earth.

Needles to say, the pick I caught from Rob Trujillo... take it from my cold dead hands!
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Male 735
if they didn`t give it to him everyone would of thought they were ax holes! (i still wouldn`t have given tit to him though..)
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Male 145
I don`t like the title of the post. It implies that the people that caught the ball were in the wrong for fairly catching the ball and not giving it away to the nearest crying kid.

So what?
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Male 612
i hate this new age where everyone thinks they deserve something for no reason. just because its a kid does not mean he "needs" that ball any more than the people who caught it.
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Male 1,071
Looks like republican scum from Texas at their finest. Stay classy Lone Star State.
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Female 267
jacos27 - 1. What difference does it make who the sportscasters are or how many of them there were? I said nothing at all about `who` they were - Yankees or otherwise. Whoever they were, they were douche bags for saying that.

2. The seats were expensive - who cares? Crying child and his parents are sitting in equally expensive seats, no? How do we know they paid a lot of money for them? For all we know that whole row was a bunch of contest winners that got premium seats for free.

3. How were the couple to know that they had anything at all to do with the kid having a meltdown? For all they knew he may have just been told he couldn`t have ice cream before dinner. Should I automatically assume from here on out that if a kid suddenly starts crying at a sporting event I`m attending that it must be my fault somehow, feel bad about it and placate him somehow?!

In the end, I don`t really give 2 figs for any of them - but I do think the sportscaster is an non-nice i
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Male 3,372
If I caught a baseball at a game, the first thing i would do is see if there`s a kid nearby I could give the ball to, because....Im a grown man.
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Female 1,798
Oh no, a kid is throwing a tantrum because he didn`t get what he wanted---let`s give him a ball and teach him that crying and screaming always works!!!
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Male 934
OH NOES, A KID IS CRYING, SOMEONE SAVE HIM!!!1

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Yeah, it would`ve been a nice gesture, but seriously, kids have to learn that they can`t always have their way. The dad wasn`t even phased, and was laughing at how kids make huge deals out of nothing. The announcer in this is the real douche, judging someone for catching a foul ball next to a kid and not coughing it up on the spot...
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Female 4,447
How do we know that ball didn`t have significance to the couple that caught it? Sure, it`s a nice gesture to give little kids caught fouls, but you shouldn`t be made to feel bad about it if you choose not to.
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Male 246
@RyanHake...

one thing the TSN didn`t do was show the kid crying his eyes out for a LOT longer than those few seconds in the video. The people in the dugout heard the kid, but the couple right next to him didn`t hear him? bull5h1t! They did notice him and did nothing about it.
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Male 246
@indisguise

...first of all, there are two sports casters. One is the announcer for the Yankees, the other is the sports news guy.

...second of all, if you watched the actual game the context of the mallace of what the couple did would be more evident. The man`s money comes into play is because those were very expensive seats, field level and right next to the dugout. but that was the sports news guy who made the comment on the the money, not the yankees announcer guy.
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Male 1,931
Who ever said life was fair?
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Female 267
@ McGovern1981 - How exactly? I just watched it again to see if I might have missed something, here`s what I saw:
Ball goes into stands. Man with woman goes for the ball, as does daddy who fails to get it. Man presents ball to woman. Child makes grabby hands and then begins crying. Man takes picture of smiling woman holding the baseball. Woman then hugs man and kisses him (it appears to be on his neck). Sportscaster makes snarky comment about them making out (I did not see that happening - could have been off camera but I doubt it). Someone throws the kid a ball and then the sportscaster makes another snarky comment about her disappearing as soon as the guy has no money left.
I saw nothing in this woman`s behavior to indicate that she`s a gold digger. The ball was given to her, she didn`t grab it from the kid. All she did was smile for a picture while holding it and give the guy a hug. Also, if that was a make out session it was pretty damn chaste.
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Male 2,690
They didn`t even notice the kid! It`s not their job to observe everyone around them when they`re excited about what they just got. They`re focused on each other and cheering. Not once did I see them actually looking at the kid. The girl faced him when she posed with the ball for a picture but even then she was looking at the camera. Greedy couple? Nah. Rude judgments from those not involved? Yep.
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Male 14,331
[quote]and paint the woman as a gold digger[/quote]

No she`s doing a fine job herself.
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Male 340
I`d usually say if you are FIGHTING with a child for the ball, give it to them. But he wasn`t even close - are you supposed to give it up if there`s a child within 10 seats of you? He wasn`t near it.

Also, 8bit.. the kid is spoiled just because he was happy that he got a ball? He`s like 5, for Christs sake. Grow up
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Male 5,413
Ever noticed how the people that take the ball for themselves instead of giving it, always look away from the "victim" as if they didn`t really see them upset or anything? Oh well, that kids spoilt like usual anyway. S`all happy when he gets what he wants.
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Female 267
Agrees with Sectsktn.

As for the `unwritten rule` several of you mentioned of giving the ball to a kid - maybe they should actually make that a well known and `written` rule?! I`ve never heard of it before, and chances are this couple hasn`t either...
Instead let`s vilify them and paint the woman as a gold digger.
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Male 571
All that happened is that the kid learned if he cries about something, it will solve the problem.
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Male 1,810
TSN SportsCentre FTW !!! That was Dan O`Toole who delivered the punch line at the end. Jay Onrait and Dan O`Toole are the reason millions of Canadians get up in the morning !!!


BOBROVSKY !! You`re off the force !!!
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Female 173
I don`t see where that kid was even close to catching that ball, so why did he think he was supposed to get it? He`s probably one of those kids that`s constantly saying "mine, mine, mine". F that.

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Male 36
"...but its basically an unwritten rule that if you`re an adult and you catch a ball at a game you give to a small child if there`s one around you. The only times you don`t, is when the ball has a major importance( record breaking homerun etc...) A meaningless ball like that, that was just tossed by a player, holds no value..."

I think @Dirk Diggler ended this argument right there.
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Male 5,811
[quote]And also, i don`t think they should have given him the ball because he was crying. They should have given it to him because he`s a KID![/quote]
Meh, kid probably cries whenever he doesn`t get his way. One could also argue that the couple did the correct thing, because now they BOTH have baseballs. Win/win.
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Male 41,100
Hummm, could be 4, but I still think he`s 3 but I agree, older than 2.
The kiss? Right at the end there? Looks more like a hug to me.
What`s wrong with kissing your parnets?

ANYhow, I AM glad the kid got a baseball! dgmw!
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Male 10,338
LOL Exactly.
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Male 1,754
@Aj, Uhh....what?
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Male 423
Pfff, baseball.
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Male 10,338
@Swoop:

I suppose you support the fact that kids soccer leagues are starting to get rid of keeping score too, right?

I bet you`re a huge fan of "no child left behind" too.
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Male 1,754
LoL @ the title change. I didn`t include the "crybaby" in my submission. It`s a ball game and being able to get a foul ball is a pretty special thing for a child. I thought it was quite dickish of the couple next to him to take the ball, pose for pics, and not even share it.

I caught a homerun ball in an Oakland A`s game and passed it around to everyone, including the 10 year old kid in the row behind me. Just my thoughts and experiences with it.

The announcer is full of WIN btw.
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Male 14,331
[quote]Um, they`re probably father and daughter.
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Watch again for the kiss.
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Female 90
@dingdingdong wtffffffffffff. that`s idiotic.
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Male 1,471
@5Cats: He may be 4, not 2.
Well, we don`t. But there`s absolutely nothing to suggest that that`s the case, so why would you think that?

The smile on his face was pure happiness, not satisfied greed, so he probably WILL remember this the rest of his life.

And also, i don`t think they should have given him the ball because he was crying. They should have given it to him because he`s a KID!
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Female 107
@5 Cats - If he`d been crying the whole game he probably wouldn`t have stopped the second he was given a ball.

Not making a value judgement about giving the kid the ball, just saying.
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Male 1,558
What is she going to do with it? B....
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Male 1,832
I`m sure the kid was being a little non-nice individual the whole time.
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Male 41,100
That kid is NOT 5! lolz! Might be 2.
How do we know that kid wasn`t crying and sniveling the entire game? Driving everyone around him crazy?

I AM glad he got a ball eventually, it`s a fun story for the parents to tell. The child is so young he probably won`t remember it at all.
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Male 1,510
I`m just so sick of the "everybody wins" attitude.
I still remember when I was in little league and I worked so hard to tag a kid out, but he started crying and they just let him stay on base. WTF?
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Male 41,100
Um, they`re probably father and daughter.
Could be they`ve been comming to the games for years, and it`s the first time they`ve gotten a ball?

I mean really, crying kid =/= give away my treasured souvineer!

It IS traditional to give a ball to a kid, but not every time!
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Male 10,338
[email protected]

Nothing wrong with a trophy wife though.
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Male 14,331
@auburnjunky

Are you talking about the kid or the trophy wife?? The difference is ones 5 and the other an adult a sad one at that.
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Male 4,310
so musch for teaching the kidd that you can`t have everything you want in life
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Male 10,338
drat that. The kid should got out of his dad`s teet, and caught the ball.

If they give that kid the ball, it teaches him "Oh look! If I scream loud enough, for long enough, I will get whatever I want, regardless of fairness. I want that ball daddy! I want it now! Buy me a goose that lays a golden egg daddy!"
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Male 1,471
@McGovern: Looked like it, yea.. And yes, money is probably a big priority for both of them..

But is was actually talking about most of the comments below.. Wtf, IAB?? Why so cynical?
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Male 56
@bataleon27 since you`re from europe i`ll allow it to slide, but its basically an unwritten rule that if you`re an adult and you catch a ball at a game you give to a small child if there`s one around you. The only times you don`t, is when the ball has a major importance( record breaking homerun etc...) A meaningless ball like that, that was just tossed by a player, holds no value so theres no reason she needed to be a spoiled bit*h about it.
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Male 926
@DingDingDong

I`m sure that`s not the only opportunity he`ll have the opportunity to learn that lesson. It`s a cruel enough world, I personally think that was awesome.
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Male 14,331
@Kain1

Ya it`s pretty f**ked! Is it me or did that lady almost seem to enjoy that kid crying??? I`m sure that couple has alot in common like enjoying money and enjoying money.....
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Male 1,471
Wow, what`s with all the dickishness?? He`s 5 years old! Catching a foul ball means very little to the two dillholes next to them, but it obviously meant the world to the kid. What`s wrong with making a little kid feel happy at very little cost to yourself? He`s got plenty of time to figure out that life is just a giant dildo being jammed up your ass, let him have some joy before that happens...
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Male 14,331
How much do you think it costs that guy on average to plow her???
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Male 1,471
Priceless!..
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Male 1,178
why the hell should they give the stupid kid the ball because he cries about it.
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Female 2,769
I saw this earlier... I didn`t know it was a "thing" to give baseballs to kids sitting around you...

it`s not like the kid caught it and they took it from him...
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Male 1,510
Lost an opportunity to teach that little crybaby a lessons. You don`t always get what you want.
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Male 10,338
Oh drat this poo.

EVERYONE WINS IN LIFE!
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Male 1,312
If you catch a ball at a game, you get to drating keep it, and no one get`s to say anything about it, not even crying little kids.
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Male 358
Good work. Teach that kid that all he has to do is cry and bitch and moan, and he can get whatever he wants. And that couple should feel bad for fairly catching a ball that was thrown into the stands and being excited about it.
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Male 1,754
Link: Couple Keeps Baseball From Little Crybaby Kid [Rate Link] - `Once his money is gone... so is she!`
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