Our main duty here at Baseball is Fun is to celebrate, share, highlight and comment on some of the best, funniest or most unusual stories from around baseball. However, aside from that directive, we feel that it is our job to point out those who discourage or prevent baseball from realizing its full surantatude (a word I just made up to describe “fun potential”).
Today, unfortunately, is one of the latter.
Earlier this season, a Colorado Rockies fan (Brandon Sanchez) rewarded his two step sons – ages 6 and 7 – for good behavior at school with a trip to a Rockies game at Coors Field. The kids, unsurprisingly, were excited for the game and hoped to catch a Trevor Story home run ball (because the rookie was providing a lot of them at the time).
Well, Story didn’t hit a home run that game (what a jerk!), but Trevor Brown of the San Francisco Giants did, and, as luck would have it, Sanchez caught the ball! (Brown actually hit two that game):
However, as tradition requires, Sanchez reached back and returned the ball back onto the field, from whence it came. The boys were happy, the fans were happy and fun was had. That is, until the Rockies went all Scrooge McDuck and had security escort Sanchez, his wife and the two boys out of the stadium for throwing the ball back onto the field.
Apparently, the Rockies have a no-throwing-the-ball-back policy, because well, I have no idea why. Throwing the ball back onto the field is a
fun tradition a right for all home team fans. Disallowing it for safety or timeliness reasons just doesn’t seem necessary, to this simple blogger.
Baseball is supposed to be fun, gosh darn it, so let it be!