Fan finds his inner MacGyver, retrieves ball with umbrella
The problem: a souvenir ball sitting on an Oriole Park railing, there for the taking. The tools: only everyday stadium items and whatever fans happened to bring to the yard. Simple outstretched arms, clearly, weren't going to cut it.
Congratulations to this O's fan for solving the quandry, repurposing a common umbrella into a highly effective ball-retrieval device. You have truly earned your souvenir, sir.
-- Dan Wohl / MLB.com