Found June 15, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
There are rivalries, and there are rivalries.  Real rivalries go deep, here the Milwaukee Brewers RF Norichika Aoki wants none of giving a Cincinnati Reds fan the ball after he makes a catch near the wall.  Or more likely, he probably didn’t know what the fan was asking for (as Aoki gives him an awkward “low five”).  Watch the funny moments (courtesy of The Reds fans all seem to have a good laugh about it as the guy shrugs it off! - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post Norichika Aoki gives Reds fan imaginary ball after catch near wall appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

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