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Chicago Cubs deliver signed baseball after fan steals foul ball from child

25 July 2018

A couple of Cubs fans are getting a lot of slack for breaking one of the unwritten rules of baseball: Never steal a ball from a little kid!

During the bottom of the fourth inning, Cubs first base coach Will Venable tossed a ball into the stands into his direction. Before the boy can even turn around, the man sitting behind him grabs the ball from the floor and proudly hands it to the woman he is with.

The incident did not go unnoticed by the Cubs, who then made sure to make amends by giving the young fan a ball signed by second baseman Javier Baez.

Not to worry though: the team tweeted that the boy received not one but two baseballs used in the game. The child, however, missed the ball and it rolled behind him.

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Update: Radio host and reporter David Kaplan reported that the man actually helped the boy get a ball earlier in the game.

According to Kaplan, the man had already helped the little boy get a ball earlier in the game.

Chicago Cubs officials confirmed the man had been generous during the match. As you can see below, the whole goal of the Cubbies was to provide this young kid with a tremendous souvenir. "The only reason I got involved at all is because the story was so wrong".

A bystander close to the situation told the Chicago Tribune, the man in question didn't cheat the child out of the ball and took aim at online warriors for not knowing the full story.

Chicago Cubs deliver signed baseball after fan steals foul ball from child