As much as I love going to baseball games, there are a few things I cannot stand. MySoxSummer already covered “the wave”:
My video made Deadspin (and a bunch of other websites). Damn.
Check out the video, because it’s wonderful.
The other thing that is equal in my level of hatred is people who throw home runs back on the field. This annoys me more than anything else at a game.
What’s The End Game?
On top of it just being stupid, I really want to know what people think this act will accomplish. Do you think they’ll take the run off the board? Do you think that Eaton will relay to Lawrie to Avila for an amazing out at home? Do you think Rick Hahn will see the beautiful, weak loft to your throw and give you millions of dollars to be the next Jim Parque? Really, you’re an idiot if you do this. Best case scenario is you don’t get kicked out for throwing something on the field. Worst case is either you don’t even get the ball back on the field and you are rightfully ridiculed or your inability to throw accurately starts with you hitting a player with the ball and ends with Chicago’s finest helping you take the stairs down to the holding cell. So as you can see, don’t do this dumb shit.
I don’t know what it is about Yankees fans, but they are seriously bad at this
But What Do I Do With The Ball?
So you find yourself with the ball after a Ryan Raburn home run, what should you do? Well, you trampled 3 old ladies and 5 children to catch it, so you obviously don’t want it. So let’s think. I don’t know, maybe give it to a kid. I am sure this is your first time around children and/or baseball, so I’ll let you in on a secret: It would make that kid’s day to get a baseball at a Sox game no matter where it comes from. This is not really a perplexing problem, so if you find yourself in a situation like this, now you know how to deal with it.
Or if you’re really awesome and well prepared, like this kid, you can do this:
Exception To The Rule
There is an exception to this rule. If you are at Wrigley Field and you catch a Cubs home run, feel free to throw that back. But they’ll definitely kick you out: https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/read-mets-fan-at-wrigley/149357710