Fan inadvertently trades wedding ring for home run ball
Fan accidentally trades ring for home run ball
We've seen fans give up food, comfort and dignity in pursuit of a baseball, but this is the first time we've ever seen one give up a wedding ring. Chicago resident Michael Haberkorn managed to catch Jorge Soler's homer in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's Reds-Cubs game, but his joy quickly turned into concern:
Haberkorn could have been forced to have the ball mounted in a ring setting, dragging it around on his finger like an albatross for the rest of his days. Luckily, security retrieved the piece of jewelry, and all seemed well:
Later, he even got to meet Soler.
"Congratulations to him," he said, "and I guess me too for catching the ball."
Reporting/Video via Brian Corbin, MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent.