A Shohei Ohtani foul ball led to one of the nicest fan exchanges you'll ever see
A foul ball. As a fan in the stands at a baseball game, few things are more exciting than a prized souvenir headed in your direction. And if you catch it (or pick it up off a bounce)? Well, that's the dream.
But something happened during Tuesday's Angels-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre that totally reversed the expectation of the "typical" foul ball when
A young man wound up with the baseball, but he noticed an Ohtani fan in a Nippon Ham Fighters jersey a few rows ahead of him. To take a cue from the buzzy internet blogs we see so often, What Happened Next Will Warm Your Heart (with that capitalization fully on purpose, of course):
So awesome.— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 19, 2019
A kid catches an Ohtani foul ball, spots a guy wearing Ohtani’s jersey from his days on the Nippon Ham Fighters and offers him the ball.
However, he lets the kid keep the ball. pic.twitter.com/KRja0Dkq0K
Sportsmanship: It isn't just for the players on the field.
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.