Adults are the worst but, thankfully, there was karmic justice for one baseball-loving kid.
At the Big Ten baseball tournament in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, one young Ohio State fan thought he was about to snag the ultimate game token, a foul ball, when a grown-up Iowa fan swooped in to swipe the ball for himself.
The moment stirs memories of this drama that unfolded last year when an adult fan took a foul ball from a youngster at a Chicago Cubs game. There turned out to be more to that particular story, but the sight of an adult nabbing the souvenir from a kid is one that triggers a lot of reactions.
And Twitter users were swift to call out the adult Iowa fan for not letting the kid have the ball.
To be fair, he’s an Iowa fan. This ball may be the best thing that’s ever happened to him.
— Bryan Campbell (@bryanccampbell) May 26, 2019
Never fear, though. Once word of the incident got around to the Ohio State team, they sent the kid a ball signed by the entire team to make up for the lost foul ball. Judging by his smile, the small fan is happy with the substitute.
So all’s well that ends well. But just remember, adults: Let the kids have the foul balls.