It started simple enough: Two fans at the Cleveland Indians-Los Angeles Angels game on Tuesday night sprinted off in pursuit of a foul ball off the bat of Raul Ibanez that was hit into the no-man's-land of Progressive Field's upper deck.
There was literally no one sitting there, so taking home the souvenir figured to be easy enough. Not so fast, kids. When they got closer to where it looked like the ball landed, they couldn't find it.
Soon enough, there were more than 15 people searching. They marched around on the hunt like zombies on "The Walking Dead" looking for human flesh, yet nobody could find the ball. Eventually, stadium staff dispersed the crowd and everyone went back to their seats disappointed.
The video above is edited down for time constraints, so you may not fully understand how long the search lasted:
• Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin threw 12 pitches while people were searching for the ball.
• The Angels scored a run, and had another lined up by the time the crowd dispersed.
• Ibanez reached on an error, then Hank Conger flied out and Kole Calhoun singled in a run. And yet, nobody could find the foul ball during any of that.
The missing ball wasn't the most disappointing part of the inning for the Indians. The Angels went on to score four runs in the inning on their way to a 9-3 victory.
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