Today I saw a video of a highlight of an Arizona Diamondbacks game. It wasn't a highlight of something that took place on the field but occurred in the stands.
After the third out was made, Rickie Weeks of the Brewers flipped a ball to a young boy sitting behind the dugout in the first row. The kid, probably 6, dropped it. The ball was then flipped back up into the crowd and youngster, probably around 10 caught it and was joyous. He bounced back to the fourth row where his seats were, arms raised in triumph.
But then something amazing happened. He saw that the little kid who muffed the ball was distraught and he walked down the aisle, leaned a couple of seats in and gave the ball to the upset little guy.
The Diamondbacks announcers Daron Sutton and Mark Grace caught the scene and they were blown away by the older kids generosity.
Grace said, "What a nice young man. You young man are awesome. That was cool."
Sutton, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton said, "I can't believe I just witnessed that."
The older boy named Ian was brought into the broadcasting booth and got some free stuff from the Diamondbacks, including a signed Justin Upton bat. The younger boy, named Nicolas, also was brought into the booth.
Everybody won in that situation.
It is especially touching since many times people, usually older male fat guys, will plow over anyone and everyone just to get a souvenir baseball.
Nice job by all involved, the Diamondbacks organization, Grace and Sutton in the broadcast booth and of course, Ian, the hero of the day. As for little Nicolas who was the recipient of the ball, I hate to be harsh here, but sack up kid. If you don't get a ball don't be a crybaby. Get used to disappointment. Ian won't be there to make you feel good all the time. The world can be a rough place.