Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Unwanted home-run ball

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY this week with my letter U word. I have a pet peeve to share and that is throwing back the opposing teams UNWANTED home run hit.

The Chicago Cubs fans are the primary ones who practice this, however other fans from other stadiums have followed suit.

The tradition began in the 1970's when a stage play "bleacher bums" was popular in the Chicago area.
The fans believe that it is cool to throw the ball back onto the field--they believe someone gives you garbage you give it back.

Well I say its disrespectful!!!! Don't you know any kid who would love to have a ball from a MLB team game? Even if you don't want it.  Come on you can take the criticism from a few in your section cant you?

Some fans bring "decoy balls"--and after they catch the game ball--they throw back another they brought from home. IT'S STILL DISRESPECTFUL  to me.

Here's a pic  of a fan from Chicago doing the deed.

From WGN news

Am I alone in this? What do you think?



Joy said...

I did not know about the tradition of keeping the balls in baseball, I'd certainly hang on to it.

LV said...

This is out of my league. Never been a baseball fan so I did not know this.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

It's rude to throw back the ball. I think people do it to get their 15 minutes of fame.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Theresa said...

I don't like it either:( I also think it is disrespectful! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Roger Owen Green said...

I would keep the ball, myself.


Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I would keep it, who cares which team, it is a HOMERUN ball!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

sports a at big thing in New Zealand. For cricket, they have home run ball too.

Annesphamily said...

I am dumbdounded by the ignorance seen in our culture today. Even at the ballpark idiots abound! Argh.....I saw your comment at Nana Diana's post on Being F A T and you talked about your grand daughter. My girlfriend Lynette is a life long swimmer and I would kill ( just kidding) for her perky bosom at our age (61). She is small and very muscular still. I want to share this with you:
1 Samuel 16:7New American Standard Bible (NASB)

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for [a]God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

When our three girls were young I always reminded them of this Scripture.

Have a beautiful weekend and tell your grand daughter she is beautiful and perfect just as she is!

Hugs xo


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