Saturday night’s Blue Jays-Rangers game in Arlington gave us a new chapter in souvenir ball drama.
Jays third base coach Luis Rivera flipped a ball to a kid in the front row. At first glance the kid looks like a smooth-beyond-his-years gentleman, handing the ball to an older girl seated a few rows behind him. Not so fast! The Jays television crew (Buck Martinez in particular) played detective and noticed the kid swapped out the ball for another one (perhaps with his phone number on it?) that was already in his glove, keeping the game-used ball for himself.
And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for that pesky Internet.