It’s baseball tradition to throw a home-run ball from the opposing team back on to the field, but a Houston Astros fan created quite a stir Sunday when he ripped the ball from another fan’s hands — throwing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s home run back on the field.
If the fans would have kept the ball, they probably could have made a lot of money on the secondary market as Puig’s ninth inning homer broke an all-time record for most home runs in a World Series game. If anything, it was a great souvenir.
Instead, just take a look at what unbelievably happened:
There are so many things to dissect in this clip: The woman’s face clouded with anger once realizing what the fan had done. The fan’s reckless aggression in taking a ball that wasn’t his. The other man slowly realizing what was happening, only for him to lose control of the ball.
As it turns out, the three people were all related. According to the Houston Chronicle, Kirk Head, the fan who threw the ball back, stole it from his sister-in-law, Sarah.
She wasn’t mad.
“I just would have liked to have been able to throw it back myself,” Sarah said.