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Larry Brown Sports:
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Catching a ball at a game has to be one of the greatest thrills a fan can have. I’m speaking out of assumption since I’ve never had the fortune of catching a ball at a game, but it sure looks awesome. Think about how lucky one has to be to even have the opportunity to catch a ball. Out of thousands of fans in attendance, the ball has to be hit to you. From there, you actually have to catch the ball, which is easier said than done. Take for instance what happened with a fan at the White Sox game.
As seen in the video above, one fan at the White Sox-Twins game on Wednesday had not one … but two balls hit to him during the game. And he missed both of them! To make matters worse, two other fans in a section nearby were able to snag balls.
For every story of failure like this one, we have incredible success stories to balance it out. Maybe this fan can get a lesson from the Orioles fan who once snagged three balls in the same game.
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