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Grown Woman Steals Young Sox Fan's Foul Ball, So Team Gives Him Signed One

By Joe Ward | August 22, 2017 12:54pm | Updated on August 29, 2017 11:52am

ARMOUR SQUARE — A young White Sox fan's visit to the game Monday was made memorable by a team executive who gave him a signed ball after a foul ball he retrieved earlier in the game was snatched from his hands.

The broadcast for Monday night's White Sox-Twins game caught the young fan running for a foul ball that landed in the stands near the left field foul pole. He beat a woman to the ball, but she apparently thought she had dibs. 

So she grabbed his wrist and took the ball from his hand. She appears to say "Thanks!" as she contently snuggles the ball against her.

The young man appears stunned and raises his hands in bewilderment.

"What the?" he appears to ask the world.

Sox broadcasters Steve Stone and Jason Benetti provided play-by-play of the incident.

Later in the game, Brooks Boyer, White Sox vice president for sales and marketing, brought the fan a ball that had been autographed by Stone and Benetti.

"He just decided that, you know what? We're going to go ahead and make this thing right," Benetti said during the broadcast.

Boyer said he saw the incident on TV from his office and decided to get the fan a signed ball, according to an email the team executive sent to a fan that was viewed by DNAinfo.

"So, the story ended well, as he was a great kid and very appreciative of the gesture," Boyer said in the email.

h/t Sports Mockery