And the award for “Boss of the Year” goes to: the young kid at the Astros game who straight up caught a foul ball in his popcorn bucket during Thursday night’s game between Houston and San Diego. Who needs a glove? You’re going to buy snacks anyway, and those snacks can be just as effective in capturing a souvenir as a glove can be. If there were any scouts in attendance in Houston Thursday night, I hope they were taking note of this kid’s hand-eye coordination. Not only did he come down with the ball, he had to go up and challenge a guy that was three times his size to get it. This young man is a 100% winner.
I don’t know what it is about Astros fans, but they seem to make the whole foul ball thing look easy. Last season, we saw a fan in Houston make this amazing catch and he also wasn’t wearing a glove. I made the mistake of calling this guy a boss a couple of weeks ago, but the popcorn kid just made me realize how much better non-glove catches truly are. Nicely done, kid.