Texas Rangers fans Sean Leonard and Shannon Moore are caught in a pickle. At last night’s Rangers- New York Yankees game, the soon-to-be married couple caught a foul ball from Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland. But what they didn’t catch was that the young toddler sitting next to them was distraught he did not catch the ball. Yankees’ YES TV network chastised Leonard and Moore for taking pictures with their souvenir and paying no attention to the crying Rangers fan sitting next to them.
Now, Leonard and Moore are being called out for not giving three-year-old Cameron Shores the ball in what baseball fans say is proper etiquette. But Leonard claims he never even saw Shores. “My fiance Shannon and I were honestly unaware of the situation of the little boy sitting next to us last night since we were so caught up in the excited and moment of being at our first Ranger’s baseball game together,” he wrote in a statement.
Just a week before their wedding, Leonard and Moore are being harassed by fans and tormented for media interviews. “It’s very hurtful, especially when you know you wouldn’t intentionally hurt somebody or hurt their feelings,” Moore said. “Especially when it’s a little-bitty toddler.”
Shores eventually received another foul ball, and the couple believe Yankees announcer Michael Kay over exaggerated the situation and want an apology. “He took an event and sensationalized it, threw it out there, never checked or validated the facts,” Leonard said.