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.
— Matt Stewart (@MattStewartTV) May 25, 2017
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.