I’ve probably been to 50 or so MLB games in my life and never once caught a foul ball. This glove-toting chump of a fan shows up to an O’s-Mariners game and somehow manages to pull down three all in the same darn game. Three. We’re talking about three balls. Not one. Not two. But three. THREE!!!
I know the guy loses style points for bringing his glove to the game … and it’s probably easier because there are less fans in Baltimore compared to an Angels or Dodgers game for me, but still, that’s impressive no matter how you look at it.
Think about it, foul balls are probably the best souvenir possible; you earn them without purchasing them, it gives you a great story, and you never forget how you got it. It’s probably like a battle wound or scar for folks lucky enough to pull down one of those treasured pearls. Or at least that’s how I’ve always imagined it would be. Catching a foul ball is something I’ve always wanted to do, but like a pitcher during a no-hitter, you don’t want to think about it when you’re at the actual game so you don’t jinx it. Seriously, it’s almost as important as my team actually winning the game.
Sadly I’ve never had the chance to feel the joy of having those 216 game-used stitches in my hand, yet this dude gets three in the same game. Jimmy Traina at SI Hot Clicks had the story, and if you click through you can see the video.