I updated this after the initial reaction on Twitter. Read below the picture…
Dude, please stop.
I’m talking about the guy who has season tickets out in section 51 of Rangers ballpark. This is the guy who in the last few years has a habit of running out on the field, catching home run balls and throwing them back. He’s been doing this for some time now. I don’t recall offhand when he first started doing this, but I recall for sure seeing it during the 2011 season. The earliest I can (quickly) find was this reference to a game in September 2011.
When he started doing this, it was kind of cool. Even amusing. I used to get a kick out of it. Not anymore. I am starting to hate when opponents hit home runs out there. Not because of my objecting to throwing home run balls back (which is another entire discussion), but the fact that this guy dominates home run balls. I mean seriously – he seems to want to be “the man” out there, and that’s why I have a problem with this. If I were a parent in that area, I’d be really pissed off, because Trent Williams near me means my kid has no hope of getting a home run ball. [Read more…]