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Running over seven (!) rows didn't earn this fan the foul ball he sought, but you can't knock the effort

Not all tales of perseverance come with happy endings. For some, the power of the story lies in the journey, not the destination.

This fan in Wednesday afternoon's Angels-A's game from the Coliseum brings it all to life -- with a surprise ending, too.

Now, I've been known to devote full attention to my foul ball pursuits over the years. Never near taking-one-from-a-kid territory, as that's just evil. But I've definitely thought about the level of effort this guy put into his quest above.

Even so, walking over seven rows like that? I cannot do that. Nope. At some point I'd have tripped over my own feet and face-planted on the concrete.

So while this gentleman's foul ball pursuit didn't end with a prized souvenir, his attempt alone is worth some major kudos.

And, as an added bonus thanks to the A's, he did end up with a baseball after all, later in the afternoon. Check out the end of this video: