In the sixth inning of today’s Giants-Brewers game, San Francisco’s Michael Morse hit a foul ball into the seats along the first-base line. The ball eluded several fans’ attempts to catch it in mid-air, and because it landed on a set of steps between sections, there was an opportunity for a bunch of people to go after it. Which, predictably, they did.
What wasn’t so predictable was who came away from the grasping throng with the prize: a little girl. She hopped up and held the ball aloft, while her equally young friend clapped and whooped in delight.
10 fans enter, 1 girl leaves. With a ball. http://t.co/d16uiWYgQo
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 7, 2014
Here’s video of the heart-warming moment:
We probably should just be glad that she didn’t get hurt in the melee, never mind emerging from it with the souvenir. After all, some people can get very aggressive and/or mean when a ball is up for grabs (or so they think), and think nothing of taking one away from a young girl, as this clip reveals:
Actually, the most remarkable facet of tonight’s episode is that it involved the Giants, but it had nothing to do with Hunter Pence.