Sorry. I did see a copy of code anywhere at the ballpark. And I doubt that many people have either. Also I beg to differ about it being a commemorative ball that you give back. I seem to remember lots of record breaking balls being sold and very few being given back to a player.
Haha, there’s no written code, that’s just what I believe to be proper.And yes, many people have sold commemorative balls for profit, I just think it’s a much classier move to contact the player through the team and offer him his memorabilia, for free. And they’ll probably throw you a couple tickets to another game for it anyway. I just think “scumbag” when I hear somebody demanding money for a baseball or whatever.Anyhow, you COULD ask someone for a ball, but I just think that would be unusual, and you may be shot down and put in an embarrassing situation, that’s all I was saying.
Steve and I are in agreement on this issue.
@MrOracle The “unwritten rules” of baseball sometimes extend to the fans too, haha
It's kind of an extension of "good sportsmanship", and, yes, it applies to people beyond those out on the field too.
Because you didn't catch the ball. Or if you are asking about the kids; it is to foster a love for the game in the youth. All true baseball fans are a nurturing bunch.
I’m all for nurturing. But if that were the case then MLB should give every kid a ball. Or better yet why not have the kid ask for cash?
There is a bit of a monetary restriction on giving every kid a ball. My local team lets kids run the bases after Sunday games for free; so that is a bit more reasonable cost to the ball club since they just have to staff the event.
Well the only time I caught a ball at a game 3 kids came up to me at the same time. All asked me to give them the ball. So if I had given it to one then two would have gone home disappointed. Also as a parent how can you be ok with allowing your kid to go around begging for balls every time someone catches one near you?
My philosophy is to give the ball to the youngest kid and if they look about the same age, the girl. I guess it is just baseball culture.
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What the fuck? The right thing to do? Why is not rude?
Yeah the right thingAnd it's not rude
I see so if someone at Disneyland is given a special treat a collectors pin, it isn’t rude for a kid to go up to that person and ask if they can have it? Is that the right thing to do?
NopeWhy should an adult have something from disney anyway?THEYRE AN ADULT
@asshole_ So apparently you’ve never been to Disneyland before. They do have a ton of merchandise for kids and yet they have even more for ADULTS. I doubt a kid is going to want Minnie Mouse oven mits or Shag art or adult size t-shirts.
Like I said
Why is not rude. My parents would have slapped me for asking for something that’s not mine.
Well you are asking and not taking right.
I’m asking because kids asked me once and I didn’t know that this was acceptable behavior.