An Orioles fan, a foul ball and an umbrella

By Seth Boster

The Baltimore Sun

4:45 PM EDT, June 3, 2013


Before the Orioles’ comeback 4-2 rubber match win over the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards Sunday, a third-inning foul ball became a focus of struggle.

In a video caught by MLB.com, a young Orioles fan is shown vainly reaching down from the stands for the ball only to have his reach come up short. As an usher motions for the fan to step back, a man emerges from further down the aisle with an umbrella, which he uses to successfully scoop the ball up.

He goes on to raise the ball triumphant in his resourcefulness. Of course he gives it to the youngster, right?