reply to post by Bramble Iceshimmer
It's just part of the experience in attending baseball games. As a father, I can relate to trying to catch a ball for my son or daughter. It a
memorable experience for the kids. As far as an adult catching a ball in front of a kid, the grown-up thing to do is give it to the kid.
Some people will use that same ball to get a signature of the player that hit it, or they may have it signed by other players. The ball than has some
value depending on the popularity of the players who signed it.
The railings at ball parks are below the belt so they don't obstruct the view of those attending the game. Anyone who's had too many beers are taking
a chance on losing their balance and falling over the railing. It's happened more times than just these two recent cases.
edit on 13-7-2011
by WeRpeons because: (no reason given)