Taking candy from a baby is okay, but taking a baseball from a young baseball fan because of fan interference is a little over the top.
During Wednesday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, a fan reached over the railing on a fair ball hit by Braves’ third baseman Rio Ruiz down the first base line. A SunTrust Park security guard then not only ejected the man who had reached onto the field, BUT HE ALSO TOOK THE BALL FROM THE KID.
The Braves didn’t let this injustice stand. According to ESPN, the Braves gave the young boy a baseball autographed by star first baseman Freddie Freeman and tickets to another game next month.
This isn’t the first time a Braves security guard got overzealous with a fan. Last season a fan fell onto the field trying to get a foul ball and the security guard slammed him to the wall.