Man Rips a Ball Out of Fan’s Hand and Throws it Back at Astros Game

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During last night’s Astros World Series game against the Dodgers, one fan moment, in particular, made headlines. The Washington Post writes that during the ninth inning, Dodgers player Yasiel Puig hit a home run into the stands at Minute Maid Park in Houston. This ball marked the new record for the number of home runs in a World Series game, but it was caught by an Astros fan. It is tradition to throw back the home run of another team, but this woman wasn’t given a chance to revel in her catch and enjoy tossing it back since a man two seats away reached across, ripped it out of her hand, and threw it back onto the field. Needless to say, the moment gained a lot of attention.

Today, Yahoo Sports wants to set the record straight about what exactly happened. Apparently, the ball stealer is the woman’s brother-in-law, and they’ve already hugged it out over what happened. “I would have liked the opportunity to throw it back myself,” she told Yahoo Sports, and her brother-in-law is trying to make it up to her. “We talked about giving her my Nolan Ryan signed bat and ball,” he told the news. The family hopes that people will give him a break.