We've seen this movie before. Less than two weeks ago, a young San Francisco Giants fan gave his father the business for not coming up with a foul ball. But that was a line drive. The situation Tuesday night at a Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park was a little different. First, the souvenir a dad was trying to snag for his son was nothing more than a lazy pop-up. Second, the old man had a glove. One problem though: it was a catcher's mitt!
During the ninth inning of a game the Astros would eventually lose 8-0 in David Price's first game back since May 15, a father made a valiant, if futile, effort for a foul ball. When he dropped it, his kid started wailing on him, albeit in a playful fashion. Call it playling. But still. You have to make that play, pops!
Meanwhile in the NHL, the Phoenix Coyotes are not moving to Seattle after all. The Glendale City Council approved a deal by a 4-3 margin to keep the team in Arizona for the time being.
Finally, Sloane Stephens lost 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon to Marion Bartoli. She was the last American still alive in the tournament.