August 17, 2010
What's with Houston Astros fans and their recent highlight-worthy run-ins with wayward souvenirs?
Now, it is our usual protocol to mock anyone we spy on a cell phone at a baseball game. Especially Yankees fans who get smacked in the face because they're not watching the action.
But in this case, we have to give a big BLS head nod to this fella. Not only was he paying enough attention to make the play, he did it while wearing a solid sign of a true fan who knows his stuff (a sweet Kevin Bass-era 'Stros throwback jersey).
[Related: Awkward moment for 'Foul Ball Couple']
Also, he obeyed the No. 1 rule of foul-ball grabbing and immediately gave it up to the young boy — son? brother? nephew? random stranger? — sitting next to him.
So keep chatting away, fella. You've earned your air time.