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Video: Red Sox fan steals home-run ball to throw it back

posted at 7:27 am on October 14, 2013 by

Hey, at least this time it wasn’t a kid.  Or from 2011:

You can even see the woman saying, “Hey. that’s mine!” as the self-appointed Master Of All Things Boston commits his act of strong-arm theft in order to make his statement about the Detroit Tigers.  What a man!

By the way, for those who insist that visiting-team home-run balls be thrown back onto the field, you do know that this tradition started in Wrigley Field, right? And when was the last time they won a World Series?  Have fun with those traditions …

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C’mon, Ed, it’s Boston.
Boston libs do things like
–take from the individual to give to the corporation,
–abuse women (a la Ted Kennedy), &
–obey traditions rather than do what’s right.

itsnotaboutme on October 14, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Ma$$hole.

NavyMustang on October 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM

…saw that!…turned out…Tigers were able to blow that home run anyway grrrrrrrrrrr!…we set records alright!

KOOLAID2 on October 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Another day, another bad fan.

The woman’s probably a Boston fan too.

Shame on him.

22044 on October 14, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Cheap-@ss Red Sox fans.

rbj on October 14, 2013 at 7:57 AM

You can find jerkwads anywhere …

The real story from last night is Papi’s first pitch, grand slam dinger to tie and Torii’s dive over the right field bullpen fence to try to haul it in. Incredible moment.

M240H on October 14, 2013 at 8:13 AM

I don’t really give a rats a$$. Boston fans can all beat each other to death with their own torn off limbs for all I care, but Sherzer should have stayed in the damn game!

NotCoach on October 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I don’t even get what just happened.

bluegill on October 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Looks to me like she’s saying, “Hey, let me throw it baaaaaaack!”

xdwall on October 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Whatever… Detroit to be burned down again to celebrate/commiserate in 5…4…3…

rhombus on October 14, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Definitely not cool but…the Sox have won more WS in the last 100 Years than the Cubs so I’m not sure what that has to do with anything. Probably nothing. And trash Red Sox fans all you like but I think you might find the average fan at a game has views more in line with the views here than on Beacon Hill. Red Sox games are far too pedestrian and provincial for the ruling class in Boston.

Leonidas Hoplite on October 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Assault. Theft. Lawsuit.

besser tot als rot on October 14, 2013 at 11:45 AM

The woman should have gotten security to arrest him.

besser tot als rot on October 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Fenway. Where else can you sit behind a huge steel beam and try to watch a ball game?

It’s not a ball park, more like a handball court.

fogw on October 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I don’t even get what just happened.

bluegill on October 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Bluegill it is (fairly recently) traditional bad luck to keep home run balls hit by opposing teams, because for somewhat obvious reasons, they tend to stink up the section in which they land. Think dead skunk suddenly tossed into the stands. Thus home fans toss them back onto the field.

If you catch an HR ball by your home team, you’re a momentary hero and can prolly parley such status into a big beer or two. Keep an opposing players HR ball and you’re likely as not to end up wearing a big beer.

Not saying its wrong, not saying its right, although I myself would always toss back an opposition HR ball.

But I would also never snatch one out the hands of a lady who caught one. That’s worse karma than keeping it I think.

Sacramento on October 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Whatever… Detroit to be burned down again to celebrate/commiserate in 5…4…3…

rhombus on October 14, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Not that anybody would notice…

BillH on October 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Typical sissy-ass Boston fans. Worst fans in sports … Baby-talking losers.

Jaibones on October 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

True Red Sux fan right there folks.
Bahston baaabies.

smfic on October 14, 2013 at 2:53 PM

lmao, it is fun to see all the Boston haters… who are probably just jealous because their sports teams suck. Kiss the rings.

On a separate note, the person who said something about “Boston liberals…” For the record, sporting events are the one place you can go in Boston and escape liberal Mass. Politicians are typically booed out of Fenway, and Patriots owner Bob Kraft is far from a lefty. Curt Schilling, who pitched the Sox to a title a few years because, is a noted conservative. And Tim Thomas who won the Bruins their recent title said his style of play in net was influenced by his love of Ayn Rand. Boston sports radio is also the go to place for conservative views in Boston.

Don’t lump “Mass liberals” and and Boston sports fans together just because our teams kick your teams asses all the time. Trust me, the liberal sissies up here don’t know a thing about sports.

eski502 on October 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Boston – jerk fans.

Jerk drivers, too.

Bruno Strozek on October 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

eski502 on October 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Ridiculous. Two noted athletes who played in Boston are conservative, so you expect us to believe that the vast majority of people from one of the bluest states in the nation aren’t flaming liberals just because they happen to like sports?

What a crock of ****.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Am I the only one to find this clip funny?

Hey, at least he didn’t steal the ball out of a kid’s hands, like in that older video: She Devil from Heart of Texas

You need a heart of stone not to laugh.

Nomennovum on October 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Population of Boston proper I think is about 500k but add up all the environs and suburbs, etc, who knows. But there are not many towns of that size that have major sports steams in all the sports that are usually contenders. GO SOX!!!!!!!! Also, as an aside, the college student populaion is around 200k. What a great city. Except for the libs and the government.

retiredeagle on October 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I remember that moment during the game. At that point, I think the fans were so frustrated, that that contributed to the “return” of the ball to the field like that. I had never seen that done before, certainly never at Fenway. At that point, I just saw the act as true frustration on the part of a Sox fan… I had no idea the dope had taken it from someone…

Signed,

Red Sox Fan/Mass-Hole

LOL

dpduq on October 14, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Ridiculous. Two noted athletes who played in Boston are conservative, so you expect us to believe that the vast majority of people from one of the bluest states in the nation aren’t flaming liberals just because they happen to like sports?

For the record, sporting events are the one place you can go in Boston and escape liberal Mass. Politicians are typically booed out of Fenway, and Patriots owner Bob Kraft is far from a lefty.

Did you actually read the comment? It doesn’t appear so.

Leonidas Hoplite on October 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

lmao, it is fun to see all the Boston haters… who are probably just jealous because their sports teams suck. Kiss the rings

.

Jeez, ya’ll win a couple titles recently and you guys act as obnoxious as Yankees fans.

If somehow the Red Sox win the ALCS and play St. Louis in the WS, as a Cubs fan I will root for the Cardinals.

Lay-Z on October 14, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Red Sox fan here but have not been to the park since ’98. Want to know what it’s like sitting in sections 1-7? Crane your neck over to the left, FAR to the left. That’s what you’ll have to do to see home plate from there.
From what I understand the gent was ejected and thus missed the excitement later on.

One game, called the “Mother’s Day Miracle”, had the Red Sox losing 5-0 to Balt. but a sudden comeback in bottom of the 9th led to a 6-5 win, IIRC. One father was there with his young son; concerned that the lad was disappointed–around the 8th inning– the dad ran out onto the field to delight his son. He was grabbed and spent the night in jail (prob a fine, too).

And missed the fun comeback.

raccoonradio on October 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Leonidas Hoplite on October 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

BoSox ace-Ryan Dempster-is a former Cubbie.
Go BoSox!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Did you actually read the comment? It doesn’t appear so.

Leonidas Hoplite on October 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Yes, I read it. It’s one man’s opinion, and it’s decidedly wrong. I’ve been talking sports online since the early 90′s. Sports fans are not more conservative or more liberal than the population at large. You’d have to be an idiot to think that the majority of fans at Fenway, in the heart of blue America, are conservative.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Don’t lump “Mass liberals” and and Boston sports fans together just because our teams kick your teams asses all the time.

eski502 on October 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Blackhawks fan here, asswipe. If memory serves, we whipped your Bahston dopes good for the cup.

Jaibones on October 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Don’t lump “Mass liberals” and and Boston sports fans together just because our teams kick your teams asses all the time.

eski502 on October 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Blackhawks fan here, Bahston dope. Tell it to my Hawks, who were hoisting the Cup and dancing around TD Garden while guys named Patrice had tears in their eyes.

Nice try.

Jaibones on October 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Worst fans in sports, and a bunch of Obama-sucking libs to boot.

Jaibones on October 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

BoSox ace-Ryan Dempster-is a former Cubbie.
Go BoSox!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

…stop it!
GO TIGERS!

KOOLAID2 on October 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Typical for Boston. I grew up there. What a miserable city.

rrpjr on October 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Great park. For the most part great fans. I can think of about 40 friends and family off the top of my head who are conservative Boston sports fans, who live in MA.

Don’t let me stop dumb commenters from babbling on about things they know nothing about, though.

Some of these comments take me back to my junior high days, many years ago, and the engaging discussions we would have. Ahhh, to be young and ignorant again…

reaganaut on October 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM