Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child

Two Cubs fans are getting a lot of slack after taking a ball that was thrown to a kid

Whether it's a foul ball or a player tossing it, sometimes you'll see adults get just a little bit overzealous shortly before they're vilified by the internet. The guy behind him jumped on the opportunity, grabbed the ball and handed it over to his wife.

Nearly immediately, social media took notice.

The comments to that tweet were not kind about the man, but Cubs second baseman Javy Baez came to the rescue and gave the boy a signed baseball.

Deadspinwas the first to report the news nationwide. He was a great guy.

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The mother of the child who missed out on the ball in the video, also supported the man and released a statement through the Cubs, clearing him of any wrong doing. However, the kid did not catch the ball, and it rolled under his seat to the row behind him.

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Kaplan says he spoke to the fan sitting next to the man who got the foul ball.

Chicago Cubs officials confirmed the man had been generous during the match.

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According to Kaplan, the man had already helped the little boy get a ball earlier in the game. "All is well. The guy is A-OK, so let it go, people." .

Mycoff told The Chicago Tribune that social media's mob mentality unfairly chastised the man.

The Cubs got involved after the video went out. "The fact of the matter is, he got balls for three kids".

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