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.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can still lose pic.twitter.com/r8vqt8FbWY— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 29, 2019
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:
Maximum effort. Came up empty. Until... pic.twitter.com/INtmieSxOV— Oakland A's (@Athletics) May 29, 2019
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.