Royals ballboy fields fair ball, immediately learns his lesson
Ballboy fields ball, learns lesson for next time
This Kauffman Stadium ballboy had a rough Sunday at the office patroling the right-field line for the Royals. Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts lined a ball just inside first base and into the right-field corner. Nori Aoki navigates over to make the play, but isn't quick enough to stop the ballboy from snagging the ball and handing it to a lucky fan.
Roberts was awarded a ground-rule double on the play but did not come around the score.
To his credit, the ballboy learned his lesson rather quickly, as a similar (but foul) ball came his way just an inning later and the kid barely even blinked, waiting to know for sure that the ball wasn't in play.
Ya live and ya learn, right?