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Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child

Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child

Jose Quintana pitched seven effective innings, keeping Matt Carpenter in the ballpark and helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday. However, the boy missed the ball and it rolled behind him.

One of the biggest thrills of going to a baseball game is getting a foul ball, but one fan is getting raked over the coals on social media for appearing to take a ball meant for a child, but it turns out he didn't deserve all that grief.

A man in the second row reached down and got the ball, which he handed to a woman seated next to him.

Photos attached to the Cubs' tweet show the boy holding two balls - the ball signed by Baez, and a foul ball from earlier in the game.

Cubs Fan Steals Foul Ball From Kid But The Little Guy Still Wins
Man appears to steal a ball from a kid at a Chicago Cubs game

UPDATE: David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in Chicago is reporting that the fan who took the ball away from the child, had actually helped give the child a ball earlier in the game. There were many foul balls in that section that day and they were happily shared with many deserving fans.

One person defending the move responding to the tweet, "I like this guy, and he's got a pair of incredible shades on". The Cubs also gave the young fan a ball used in the game. "All is well. Guy is A-OK so let it go people", Kaplan said. "That guy did nothing wrong".

You may have noticed that the kid has two baseballs.

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