Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 7/21/11

Now that’s how you do it, people. We have had several instances recently where some selfish, despicable and heartless person snatches a ball (or a bat, in one instance) that made its way into the stands away from some other person that to see how a young Arizona Diamondbacks fan named Nicholas restored my faith [...]

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  • Watching the game last night was a mixed bag. With AZ SS Stephen Drew and Brewers CF Carlos Gomez seeing their season end with injuries, it seemed to put a damper on the game as a whole, put then the kid with the heart saved everything.

    It was not only great to see him do that, but it was great to see a kind act recognized and rewarded that way. In this society, the horrific and awful dominate the headlines. Perhaps if more acts like this rose to the top of the highlight reel, more people would strive to do the right thing.

    Okay, so maybe I'm a bit idealistic. One can hope, right?

  • Actually I did watch the video and saw the young man looking at the staff member. He evidently felt it was the right thing to do for him. I also watched the other child Ian act like a spoilt brat throwing his self around when he didn't get his way. I also noticed Ian's mother smiling around thinking her son was so cute getting his way. I thought his behavior very unattractive. Nicholas showed chacter.
  • Why is it that people have to take a good deed and psyco anylize it to death? maybe you need to remember what your mothers use to tell you growing up "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all "
  • You go pegasus! The little kid was upset (NOT BEING A BRAT) because some jerk kid stole the ball from him!
  • We need to remember that these are kids, not adults. Doing "the right thing" does not come quickly or naturally to most kids...they get excited about what THEY want, which is natural. It is the role of adults to remind kids to react appropriately.

    What we need to see is that the older kid that got the ball was most likely not thinking about the little kid but about the excitement of getting a ball. When he was told by the adult about the younger child's reaction, he gave the ball back QUICKLY. That is what I really admire. It is normal for him to not think first about the little kid, but he showed his good upbringing by listening to the adult and quickly righting the wrong. He could have hesitated, argued, or ignored the adult, but he didn't, and he gave the ball back to the little kid politely. That is something, in my book.

    As for the mother of the little kid, I don't think she was smiling because she thought her son was "so cute." Had it been me with my son (and I have had similar situations at the ballpark), I would have kept smiling as he cried and gave him a hug to console him to try and tell him "maybe next time." When the older kid gave the ball back, I think she was smiling because she was happy and perhaps the apparent lack of an immediate thank you was due to surprise over the whole thing.

    The upshot of it: Both kids acted like normal kids, and the older one acted like a fine young man who is used to obediently listening to his elders. Perhaps he was "over-rewarded" in a way for doing the right thing...but is that really so bad? His quick action to give back the ball makes me think that he was raised well, so he probably does a lot of things right that don't get as much attention. I'm happy to see kids that act better than many adults do in a similar situation. Why not show that every once in a while, there are rewards for virtue?
  • Thank you RNmomma,very eliquantly put!
  • What a thoughtful written response to this story. It is so nice to read something that is written by a human being who writes nice things, praises all parties, keeps it light but kind.
    I'll bet you are a very nice person who sees all sides to the story. Thank you for being you!
  • Well said!! I couldn't agree with you more. This boy DIDN'T have to give the baseball up no matter who said what to him........but he did and that says a lot. It takes someone with heart to put a perfect strangers needs first! GOOD JOB!!!
  • RNmomma, thank you for summarising the incident so nicely, it is very heartwarming to see Nicholas returning the ball to Ian, it was a natural reaction for Nicholas to want to keep the ball, but the important thing here is Nicholas gave it back to Ian...congratulations to his parents for bringing up such a fine boy....
  • The kids aren't playing the "competitive sports"... they're kids... These people are commenting on the kids, not the sport. Angry much?
  • Very aptly put :-) I have 3 kids myself, and I agree that what we saw was an unfortunately infrequent act of generosity from a well brought-up kid, and otherwise normal behavior from children.
  • I agree that it wasn't wrong for him to go for it the way he did, and it wouldn't have been wrong either for him to keep it no matter what the park official said to him. That's what makes it such an extraordinary act of generosity on his part. He didn't have to do the nice thing for the younger kid, but he did without hesitation or any later animosity about it. He didn't look like he was mad about being told to give it back and he didn't sulk after like most kids would have if they'd been forced.
  • Bradley, you're obviously not an uneducated man. You know enough about grammar and spelling to insult people for their misuse of them. Why do you seem hell-bent on childishly calling everyone names and insisting the only correct opinion is your harshly competitive one? Shouldn't people be allowed to look at a good deed and say "that's nice" without you berating them for other parts of their statements you don't agree with? And you could have taken the high road by making counter-arguments in a logical and fair manner rather than lowering yourself to name calling and baseless insults. I really am stunned by your duality and ashamed that I lowered myself to your level with some of my responses (although I feel not nearly as much so as you did).
  • Sorry, there was a lag in the posting and it was accidentally posted multiple times.
  • Bradley, you're obviously not an uneducated man. You know enough about grammar and spelling to insult people for their misuse of them. Why do you seem hell-bent on childishly calling everyone names and insisting the only correct opinion is your harshly competitive one? Shouldn't people be allowed to look at a good deed and say "that's nice" without you berating them for other parts of their statements you don't agree with? And you could have taken the high road by making counter-arguments in a logical and fair manner rather than lowering yourself to name calling and baseless insults. I really am stunned by your duality and ashamed that I lowered myself to your level with some of my responses (although I feel not nearly as much so as you did).
  • how was he a jerk kid...watch the vid and you see him putting his cap out there and someone placing the ball in it...he didnt steal it...and ive been at a few games where i see big grown ups act like assess when they get a ball from a kid...this kid couldve just said nope im keeping the ball and that be that but instead gave it away.
  • Thank you. Why do people take what was a purely kind act by the older boy and turn it into some kind of wrong doing on anyone's part? Why do people feel the need to argue over everything instead of just appreciating it for what it was?
  • Because the good deeds happen so rarely!!!!!!!!! Why shouldn't we hear about the good deeds when all we usually hear are the bad ones!
    I think it is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
  • Agreed! i loved reading a positive story!
  • I think you missed the point of what Pegasus was talking about. He/she was referring to the way others had disparaged the story with remarks about how the younger kid was acting "spoiled" or the older kid acted out of fear, not generosity. Take another look at the comments right before that one. Pegasus is on your side, saying enjoy the beautiful moment instead of over-analyzing it for negatives.
  • AAGH What Bradley didn't momma breast feed you enough when you was a kid, we get you point, your a dick, now shut the hell up
  • ...in ignorance of a single...

    Update: July 22, 2011
    I feel so sorry for you Bradley, with nothing better to do than spend hours watching a comment thread in order to put people down, call names, and disparage a good kid for being nice. I'm guessing either you have a personality disorder or are 'roid raging. You are obviously the kind of over-competitive, angry fan who takes the game too seriously in ignorance of a single simple act of kindness. We could probably count on you to start a fist fight over it were you in public rather than online. Why is it wrong for people to applaud it? I suppose you'd prefer we raise another generation of self-centered azzholes like yourself? The fact that the older kid wasn't doing anything wrong in the first place is what made his decision to give the ball to the younger kid all the more generous. There's nothing wrong with separating that from the rest of the situation and appreciating it for it's own merit. The fact that you think that's "sappy" and call EVERY other poster some childish name for thinking so shows just how sad and lonely your life must be. I'd rather live my life appreciating all the "sappy" moments than to spend it constantly angry at other people for not being macho enough.
  • BS, good stuff happens all the time...it just doesn't get reported, get yer' head out of the sand!

    Unless you live in Ciudad Juarez or Kabul!!!
  • It would be a good point if it weren't followed by a baseless insult.
  • The truth is the truth...you can see it right there plain as day, how is that psychoanalysis?
  • grandma, the young man was upset over having a ball meant for him taken by someone else, as for the young man that gave the ball back showed alot of respect for his fellow man. The only very unattractive behavior i see is your post
  • Any ball that gets thrown into the stands is fair game...sweet burn for your last sentence, you really got her!

    Weeks can go hand it to him if it's meant for him, seriously you guys are pathetic, any real sports fans here?
  • Yer' trippin' Grandma!

    Watch it again, yer' eyes are fooling you old lady!!! ;)
  • Bradley read the post by RNmomma. This person explains each of the little events inside this one event very well. As far as the kid acting like a brat....you must be too old "grandma" to remember what it was like to come within inches of grabbing a ball from your favorite ball player only to lose out.
  • i'm with you bradley, its obvious the kid was looking at the staff person. and you can even see him pointing at the other kid. he probably told him to give him the ball.

    and he didn't steal the ball.. the guy gave it to him. yes it was thrown to the other boy but he didn't catch it. if someone hits their major league record home run and it bounces off your hand into someone else. do you think it was your ball since you didn't catch it?
  • So sad to see people with so little regard for human decency and respect for our fellow man :-(
  • Oooo... ouch. I'm a wuss. What are you, 10? I don't care what you call me because the point is the kid did a nice thing. He had a choice, neither right or wrong in my opinion, but he chose to be nice. And there's something wrong with us for appreciating that? Wow...
  • And you use the word hyperbole a couple times. Nice big word. Are you sure you know what it means? Because it seems you made more of them than anybody with all the name calling. Someone who appreciates a good deed is automatically a wuss?
  • I don't think someone should be rewarded for doing something that was suppose to be done anyway...
  • agreed dulecy
  • yeah, cause kid or not people should just do what is right all the time. no rewards. he didn't do the good deed for a reward or to win a prize, he did it because it was the right humane thing to do. end of convo.
  • It is called positive reinforcement. Just like when we do our job well, we are given bonuses or pay raises.
  • The way to live is to get after it for the love of life, not so some adult will pat you on the head.

    This kid did nothing wrong if he didn't hand the ball over...you suck!
  • the positive reinforcement was the good rewarding feeling he got when he gave that little boy the ball back. like I said...points at my last comment above. ;)
  • Now wait a minute you! What is wrong with rewarding a kid? This young man did not look any older than my oldest grandson and that means he is still a little kid, has feelings, and so what if he was told by someone to give the ball to the younger boy. He did it didn't he? I didn't see the cops have to be brought up there, wrestle him down, take the ball from him and then arrest him. So, it means he listens to adult authority, did not question the why fores, and guess what, both children will a great memory to store in their brains, plus have an exciting story to tell to their family and friends.
  • Bradley, I see you have been giving this a lot of thought, even is you have no clue about real life and the nature of children. (In my opinion, given your childish bullying and name-calling. I have finally witnessed the perfect example of the written temper tantrum! Thank you!) Do you know that people would have "listened" to you and respected your opinion if you hadn't included the name calling? This story is not about sports, not about competition, not about who is best at snatching balls. It is about the simple fact that a ball was thrown to one child, caught by another child who gave it to the intended recipient. It's very simple. Why do people always have to make everything so complicated? I am proud of the older boy who gave the ball to the younger one. Just as proud as if one of my five kids did the same thing. I hope one day you will learn that life is not all about competition and being tough. It is mostly about being kind and compassionate toward others. And, yes, it is possible to be kind and compassionate without being a pushover. I believe that if you learn this, Bradley, you will be much happier. You may call me a douche or whatever else you like, but that would only prove my point. Point being that you "appear" to be a sad, angry person who has much to learn
  • Bradley, I see you have been giving this a lot of thought, even is you have no clue about real life and the nature of children. (In my opinion, given your childish bullying and name-calling. I have finally witnessed the perfect example of the written temper tantrum! Thank you!) Do you know that people would have "listened" to you and respected your opinion if you hadn't included the name calling? This story is not about sports, not about competition, not about who is best at snatching balls. It is about the simple fact that a ball was thrown to one child, caught by another child who gave it to the intended recipient. It's very simple. Why do people always have to make everything so complicated? I am proud of the older boy who gave the ball to the younger one. Just as proud as if one of my five kids did the same thing. I hope one day you will learn that life is not all about competition and being tough. It is mostly about being kind and compassionate toward others. And, yes, it is possible to be kind and compassionate without being a pushover. I believe that if you learn this, Bradley, you will be much happier. You may call me a douche or whatever else you like, but that would only prove my point. Point being that you "appear" to be a sad, angry person who has much to learn
  • Bradley, I see you have been giving this a lot of thought, even is you have no clue about real life and the nature of children. (In my opinion, given your childish bullying and name-calling. I have finally witnessed the perfect example of the written temper tantrum! Thank you!) Do you know that people would have "listened" to you and respected your opinion if you hadn't included the name calling? This story is not about sports, not about competition, not about who is best at snatching balls. It is about the simple fact that a ball was thrown to one child, caught by another child who gave it to the intended recipient. It's very simple. Why do people always have to make everything so complicated? I am proud of the older boy who gave the ball to the younger one. Just as proud as if one of my five kids did the same thing. I hope one day you will learn that life is not all about competition and being tough. It is mostly about being kind and compassionate toward others. And, yes, it is possible to be kind and compassionate without being a pushover. I believe that if you learn this, Bradley, you will be much happier. You may call me a douche or whatever else you like, but that would only prove my point. Point being that you "appear" to be a sad, angry person who has much to learn.
  • Why was that supposed to be done?

    Both of them were kids, I hope you don't have any children because they're gonna' get picked on, there is nothing wrong with a little competition amongst these youngsters for a ball, the first kid dropped it and he should learn to catch it in crunch time!
  • He only gives the ball back because the man on the lower level tells him to...look at the video, he pauses looks down at the guy and you see the guy pointing to the little boy...
  • The story addressed Nicholas's realization that the ball was meant for someone else. Perhaps the best part of this is that Nicholas has parents who taught him the difference between right and wrong. Nicholas didn't have to follow the direction from the fan in the lower deck. Nicholas chose to do the right thing.
  • You are so correct in what you wrote. Why are most of the commenters writing like Nicholas is a criminal, committed a big crime against the younger boy, and almost faced the firing squad. Again, are these not young children? I did not see Nicholas throwing a fit because it was pointed out to him that the ball was originally meant for the little boy. Nicholas looked to me like he was happy, not very upset for having to give the ball to Ian, and because of his kind act, he was rewarded. He deserved to be rewarded rather the rest of you like it or not. HE IS A CHILD, a good child whose parents should be tremendously proud of.
  • OK, Goodjob; that wasn't so bad there...

    ...but this is ridiculous to think the older kid would have been wrong to keep the ball, go to the ballet if you can't handle team sports!
  • BS, he clearly was scared of a fat park employee...watch it again and pay attention this time.

    Keeping the ball was not wrong, giving it over was certainly nice but not under the circumstances of a park employee who is trying to be the hero out there, why didn't the employee just go grab the smaller kid a ball? There's literally 10 million of 'em down there.
  • Can a kid get some credit for not feeling entitled to the ball and doing the right thing? Geez, your attitude is trashy.
  • Hyperbole much? You are such a hypocrite. You don't know anything about any of these people.
  • So? Don't be a butthole. He could have been one too and kept it. So thanks everybody else, for keeping it REAL!
  • He didnt have to keep it ....he did the honorable thing....relax hater!
  • Sorry that reply was to Fabbot....for some reason it got stuck here
  • Life is competitive, that's REAL!

    I wish that older kid kept the ball so you could all cry about it, there is too much bad stuff going on to worry about kids trying to catch a ball and an older kid ending up with it...simply pathetic!!!
  • Do what???? Are you kidding me?? What the hell is wrong with people today. Go pound your keyboard somewhere else hater!
  • How can anyone be a hater because they think once the ball bounces out of the younger kids hands it's up for grabs, one and the only other rational person on this comment string mentioned when a HR (that's for homerun you loser, I'm sure you haven't even played a team sport) bounces off someone's hands...it's fair game just like this ball was!
  • Oh shut your pie hole moron, the kid did the right thing. Your a big time jerk fabbott.
  • If your talking to me bradley, my point is that the kid did the right thing, not that he couldn't have kept the ball if he wanted to. How did you react to the grown woman snatching the ball away from a small kid in Houston recently? She ought to be ashamed of herself...did you support her keeping the ball in that situation? Or should she have given it to the kid? I can't believe anyone on here could possibly find fault in that older kid giving the ball to the little guy. I say kudos to him and his parents for raising him right. There are enough punk kids being raised in this country already, it's refreshing to see one with class and manners.
  • Exactly fabott!
  • How do you know that is why Nicholas gave the ball back? Were you there?
  • So what if that guy told him, he was excited to try and catch the ball he didnt see the yoounger kid try to catch it! The point to this story is this boy was at a game with some buddies and he could have tried to show off to his friends and acted like a punk and not given the ball back.....but guess what he did! He deserves to be rewarded for thinking of someone else besides himself like so many kids to now days.
  • I think those who are saying "Oh, he only gave it back because he was ordered to" aren't really seeing the whole picture. I've watched the beginning of the video a few times now, and I think the security guard (or fan, I'm not sure what he is) who drops the ball into the older kid's hat is the same man who tells him a few seconds later that it was meant for the younger boy. I could be wrong, but it seems so (the hair & height look the same). The security guard probably realized his mistake, then told Nicholas "Oh, sorry, it was meant for this other little boy, can you give it back to him?" And Nicholas didn't pout or argue, he simply went down and handed the kid the ball, and went on with his friends. He didn't get mad or upset, he just went back to enjoying the game. Personally, from my experience in working with children, that kind of mature behavior doesn't surface as much as should.

    Also, it definitely doesn't seem like he knew the ball was meant for Ian and decided, "Awesome, I'm going to SNATCH IT!" Lots of kids get excited when a ball's thrown in their direction, and I really don't think he was in the wrong for trying to catch/get one. I only say this because, above, I read someone calling him a "jerk kid who stole the ball". Definitely not the case.
  • Thank you for another sane and realistic look at the situation. The older boy wouldn't have been wrong to keep it and it doesn't look like he gave it to the younger boy out of intimidation either. He simply did something nice.
  • Just a lil' bit of hyperbole in this article don't you think?

    The kid is getting yelled at by park security or staff that the ball wasn't meant for him, did you even watch this video?

  • So? Don't be a butthole. He could have been one too and kept it. So thanks everybody else, for keeping it REAL!
  • Who the EFF care? Would you have returned it just because someone says hey ITS FOR SOMEONE ELSE to a flying baseball to ur direction. AND if you really watched carefully. The person who requested that he returned the ball was the same person who put that ball into his hat. Then realized another kid was getting upset and was asking if he would mind giving it to the kid and he did right away. without even thinking for a sec. Seriously watch the park official. and how the mom of that kid was smiling apologetically because someone has to say that Hey that kid is very sad would you mind giving him that ball? douchebags these days just cant stand a decent act juz because they believe everyone else is just a douche and think and act only like a douche.
  • Hate to tell ya bradley, but security has no right to tell someone what to do with a foul ball...THE KID DID THE RIGHT THING, PERIOD!!!! Man your a bitter person, do you ever get any, maybe you should, you might mellow alittle. In fact, why don't you and fabbott put your heads together and make an asss out of yourselves.
  • and there is fabbott and bradley coming in to save the day and show the world the US is still full of douchebags. Of course the guy told the kid the ball was for the other kid. How else would Ian have known that the ball was intended for someone else. The moment he was told he could have walked away with the ball but instead he immediately turned around to give the kid the ball. Without much thought or pressure, he did the right thing. But go ahead and down play it so that someone else can't be congratulated for being a good person. Both of you are the prime example of bitter, azzwipes that set an example for America that causes the rest of the world to be disgusted by us. Go on and be who you are bitter losers.
  • That little kid should have been so mad that he goes home and practices for hours, and then he becomes a helluva ball player...

    ...instead he's just another entitled wuss!
  • I know WTF? The video clearly shows that the ball was meant for the little kid. It was thrown right to where he was sitting. It is also clear that the big kid knew that. He wasn't even in his seat! He reached over and hit the little kids glove causing him to drop it! You can see someone telling him to give it back. So the big kid was a jerk and gets rewarded. That sux!!!!
  • another douchebag trying to distort the situation. Why are you on this board. You obviously know nothing about baseball. When a player tosses a ball into the stands, everyone goes for the ball. Nobody sits there idle so that a certain person is guaranteed the ball. When the older kid realized what happened he did the right thing. I bet it is the exact opposite of what you would have done.
  • What? You mean that player has no AIM? It was AIMED DIRECTLY AT NICOLAS, but bounced out of his glove. The older man was the one who originally picked it up and gave it to Ian, but when he saw how the little one reacted, he called out to Ian and none of us know what he said. If he had been yelling at him, it seems the kid would have had a different reaction, but he didn't, and didn't hesitate all the way down to give it to Nicholas, and calmly went back to his seat. You know nothing about NICENESS.
  • Scizotts, not to be picky, but you have the boys' names reversed. It was Ian that the ball was originally thrown to, and Nicholas that got the ball and then gave it back.
  • In their defense, the accompanying article got the names backward and they just went along rather than paying attention to the names given in the video.
  • Who the hell cares, the names aren't important; what's important was this author wrote a stupid article and didn't pay attention to the very video they posted.
  • I'm sorry, were we talking to you? Are we not allowed to make comments on the article/video that don't relate to your testosterone-filled rants and insults?
  • I'm sorry, were we talking to you? Are we not allowed to make comments on the article/video that don't relate to your testosterone-filled rants and insults?
  • I'm sorry, were we talking to you? Are we not allowed to make comments on the article/video that don't relate to your testosterone-filled rants and insults?
  • That was a very thought provoking comment, thanks!

    Do you just troll sites and look for things that have nothing to do with the debate?

    I bet you are the most boring person on the planet!!!
  • To the nice commenters thank you for showing the world there are still decent people in it who see good and kindness in kids. To you other jerks, eat s... and die. You should not even be around a kid if that is the attitude you have about them. No wonder so many of these kids today are rude, disrespectful, full of arrogance about themselves, and think they are so important. They are nobodies just like their parents who teach these disrespectful brats to act just like their parents.
  • You should read this comment again, hypocrite!

    Making a comment for the people you disagree with to, "eat s... and die" shows how hypocritical you are.

    It's amazing, I've finally run into the dumbest person on the Earth...I agree, it was nice but it was done out of fear...my kids are allowed to be competitive and if they are rude they hear about it and are disciplined, your kids are probably all gonna' end up being picked on, entitled lil' cooze bags!
  • OMG, you have kids? I'm so sorry for them...
  • Agreed totally mytmowse.
  • Wrong, the douchey park employee is making a big deal out of it and sternly pointing at the younger kid.

    Why didn't that loser just grab a ball out of the millions that are down there and give one to the kid with crappy hands?
  • Why would it have been wrong if he kept the ball?

    You are such a cooze bag...go to a ballet or play you douche canoe!!!
  • So? Don't be a butthole. He could have been one too and kept it. So thanks everybody else, for keeping it REAL!
  • Yeah, but the little kid dropped it so at that point it's fair game.

    That little kid should have been so mad that he goes home and practices for hours, and then he becomes a helluva ball player...

    ...instead he's just another entitled wuss!
  • i don't think the kid is being yelled at. you ever been to a game? i grew up in fenway, you can hardly hear the person sitting next to you without yelling. he was just being a kid, happy to get a ball. as soon as he knew, he didn't hesitate for a second to give it to the other kid. i'm guessing you would be like the adult woman that took the ball out of the little girls hand and kept it for herself a couple of weeks ago. way to go Nicholas, you showed a lot of Class!!!!
  • A fan whose been to Fenway shouldn't be such a wuss...once the ball bounces out of a hand it's up for grabs...wasn't this a Brewers vs. D-Backs game?

    You think it was loud at that game?

    Pathetic commentary...step up your game loser.
  • Please click and watch the in one instance link and watch the video idk if what happened after the vid but couldn't believe what a saw. Was thinkin are u fnkidin me!!
  • In English please!

    What in thee hell did you just say?

    Damn we got some dumb, ignorant fools out there; why are you on a computer trying to make a comment when you can't even speak...get yer' dumb arse a book and a dictionary and educate yourself you dolt!!!
  • Wow I thought maybe for once people would stop being so nasty, but alas not so. All kids get excited at the ball park. So the older left his seat and took the ball. He was told it was for the other boy, and he could have said so what. He had a choice and he made the correct decision. Both boys got lots of attention, and both got to have the thrill of going to the booth. So stop the hating and mean remarks. All turned out well and each kid has something to remember. Not everything in life is black and white. Its the inbetween that shapes events.
  • Wow, that was really profound...what a joke!

    Again, can anyone tell me what would have been so wrong if the older kid kept the ball?

    How did no baseball fans that have been to games get on this string?

    The ball is fair game...no one is being nasty, this is a game; the competitive vibe rubs off on everyone; that's part of the experience...toughen up or don't come to or play team sports.
  • jonesinto~ What are you the big kids father? You are blind and ignorant if you think that big kid didn't know that ball was for the little kid. Ditto if you really think the big kid would have given the ball back if no one told him to. He was jumping around ball held high until he was told to give it back. You are the LOSER!
  • Brother, I would hate to have you for a father. I would not have wanted to been around you and your kids probably feel the same way. Your kids friends probably don't like you either. You sound like a kid hater to me unless its your kid!
  • I think all of you pretty much suck...there was very few good comments and a whole lot of douchery, what a sad comment on our country; 90% of you are coozebags and are bringing us down!
  • Exactly, the ball bounced off a kid with crappy butter fingers who needs to go home and work on his game.

    All we have now is an entitled wuss who thinks he should get things handed to him...

    ...grow a pair and get after it...this is team sports after all and it's competitive, this article was so pointless and moot after the video was viewed!
  • Give the kid a break, he could have kept the ball regardless of who was yelling or talking to him. Have you never gone to a pro game? Everyone jumps fopr the ball and they don't stay in their rows to do it. It is usually kids doing the moving around. Why do people have to look for the negative in everything. Once the kid saw the situation (whether he was told to, yelled at or whatever. He did not hesitate nor even think about it, he went right down the stairs and gave the kid the ball. Give me a break and kwitcherbitchin'
  • Kids are kids,the older boy saw the baseball being thrown and he caught it. The fact that he gave it back to the younger kid (who was on the verge of having a crying fit) is wonderful. What's wrong is the younger kid, NOR HIS MOTHER thanked the older boy for giving him the ball!!! How do you expect children to have manners if the parents have none. Instead of being so happy to have the ball,they both should have walked up and thanked the older boy for being decent enough to give it to him.
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