posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 11:40 PM
Some of you might think this is a dumb question but here goes.
Several news sites have had articles about fans trying to catch foul balls. Lately, one died and one almost died. One gave a ball to kid and she threw
it back on field and another some man pushed a kid out of the way to catch a ball.
Way back when, a Massachusetts computer vendor was trying to sell the company I worked for several computers. We toured their office and show area and
they took us to my first big ball park, Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. We just happened to be in Boston for a vendor user conference. Another
time when in Chicago, Illinois for another meeting, they took us to Wrigley Field, the Playboy club down town, which I found strange, and Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). I'll admit Fermilab was the most interesting. They were using PDP-8s and PDP-10s to do amazing things.
So, I've been to a couple of big ball parks and saw a few games and I've looked on internet for some answers but the big question is what is the
attraction to foul balls? I mean a baseball costs what $3.00. What's so important about a baseball that's worth the risk of injury to yourself and
others or even death? Is it because the people were drinking and of diminished capacity? I've seen where a championship ball, if it was signed and
authenticated, might be worth something but from a regular ball game it doesn't make sense.