Grown Man Steals Ball Meant for a Kid & We're Not Sure How He Sleeps at Night (VIDEO)

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Steals ball brewersWhat is it with all these adults stealing foul balls and other sports memorabilia meant for little children?! I don't get it! If a player is approaching your section and there's a small child in the vicinity, and the player throws something aimed at said small child, it isn't meant for you! Step aside and let the young fan have their moment (and souvenir!). WTH, adults?!

The latest? During last Wednesday's Marlins-Brewers game, Norichika Aoki of the Brewers tossed a ball toward a little boy and a little girl in the stands. Yes, he aimed his toss at two small children. I bet you can guess what happens next.

A grown man proceeded to step in front of the two kids and make a grab for the ball. He then ran off with the ball smiling, and the little girl leaves us with one of the most priceless reactions I've ever seen.

Because of course there's a video of the whole ordeal.

Like the rest of these stories, you gotta see it to believe it:

But thank goodness that it works out for the little girl in the end (not sure what happened to the little boy?). In between innings, Emily Martin, who's a fourth grader, tried to get another ball -- this time she had to do a dance. Luckily for her, she was able to take home a prized possession from the big game. It was a special moment for her, and I'm glad she finally got to experience it.

She was even interviewed after the whole incident. She said, "My dream was to get a ball. But I would cry at the end because I never got one. I would ask every single day."

Gotta love a young sports fan who's so passionate about baseball! Glad her dream was able to come true, even though at first she was seemingly so close to it, yet it was greedily snatched away. Not sure how this guy will be able to sleep at night. Hope that one lone ball is worth the national ridicule, buddy.

Have you ever caught a ball at a game? Would you step out of the way if the ball was thrown toward a child?

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Jenny... JennyG0929

Well now he has three balls. Seriously who has the balls to do something like that?????

Jessie Davenport

Maybe the guy didn't realize that the ball was intended for the kids. If he really is a selfish jerk who doesn't care that's one thing, but seriously, maybe he just didn't realize what he had done. It looks bad on the video, but I want to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Donna Holt

this would be the time to tell the kid,you dont always get what you want..

Linda Hall

If it's a foul ball that's one thing....but a player trying to throw a ball to a kid is something different. Dude is a jackass.


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aeros... aeroslove

Omg that girl is a little pansy. She needs to grow up a bit and be like what the fuck not cry. If that happened to one of my kids im sure as hell know that i raised mine right and they would go after the guy and or have my husband go after him. And make him give it back to one of my kids. The guy wasnt right either but that girl didnt need to cry about it. i swear more and more kids grow up being little pansies and not having the guts to do something about it like real boys and girls who did do something back in the 50's and earlier.

GlowW... GlowWorm889

To me, it doesn't look like he even realized the girl was going for the ball. He was just happy to be in the direction of the thrown ball and then happy he caught it. I don't think he was intentionally being a jerk.

Barbara Kalist

Hey, its been my dream for 25 years and still haven't gotten a ball!!!

Todd Vrancic

Perhaps he had a sick child at home that he intended to give the ball to.  Not saying that's the case, because I don't know, but neither do any of the other people who seem to think he's being selfish.

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